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Using the roost (update)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DaveK88, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. DaveK88

    DaveK88 Out Of The Brooder

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    2 days ago I posted a thread that my girls will not use their roost to sleep. They like to huddle in the corner on the floor. everybody that responded said they will eventually start to use the roost. Tonight i opened the coop to put them in for the night and 1 of them jumped up on to the roost and then the rest followed her. I guess i should have just waited 2 days. But, thank you all for your responses.
     
  2. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    MIne did the same thing [​IMG] They were pretty old even by the time they finally started using the roosts. Silly things. My silkies never did use the roost...always slept in a corner.
     
  4. Momto3

    Momto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man I wish mind would do that, nope they still huddle in the corner.
     
  5. mom22alcorns

    mom22alcorns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 15 month olds still won't roost. Just one big pile in the corner. [​IMG] Maybe someday...lol
     

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