What time do your hens wake up and come down from the roost?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Slotred, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Slotred

    Slotred Out Of The Brooder

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    My 12-week old babies stay on their roost in the coop until 9:30 or so in the morning. Is that normal?
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I wake my girls up at 7-7:30am every morning. They put themselves to bed at 8:30-8-45pm everynight.

    Our ordance says no earlier then 7am for hobby farm noise.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    At sunrise mine wanna be out that pop door. If I open it before sunrise, they are all sleepy on their roosts stink eying me for waking them up early.
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    That seems a little later than what might be typical for the summer. although I doubt there is any reason to worry about it. I suppose they are still getting used to their coop or maybe their coop is in a nice shady spot?
     
  5. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Every chicken I've had jumps down at the first hint of daylight( 4 A.M. is the earliest. Nine AM they MUST be out & free to hunt bugs and greenery.
     
  6. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    As soon as its light out
     

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