Trouble getting chickens to roost

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rosehillfarm, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. rosehillfarm

    rosehillfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a mobile coop that has space underneath it that the chickens can get shade. we have electric fencing to keep them in and predetors out during the day, but at night we lock them up. So far, they have been roosting on the ground and not in their coop. does anyone know the best way to get them to go in at dusk on their own?

    any input would be greatly appreciated.

    thank you!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You could put a little LED battery flashlight or light up there. The light might draw them up. Then turn it off when you close them up.
     

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