what is wrong with them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jeremy frenz, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. jeremy frenz

    jeremy frenz In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2007
    portland OR
    my coop is like 5.ft and slants to 4.ft and for some reason my chickens like to sleep on top of there coop instead of in it [​IMG] how do i get them to sleep in it? Or should I just leave them alone?
  2. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    My babes sleep under the stars, always have. Even in the rain!! I figure if they are stupid enough to do it, they know what is best for them, so I just let them do it.
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Chicken's natural instint tells them to get high off the ground at night to help protect them from predators. Mine have always gone into their house and go right up to the roosts that are about 6' up. I don't know how you can get them to want to go into the house at night unless you go out every night and manually put them in until they're used to it. Chickens can be trained like that.

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