Where do your hens sleep?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by helenfmb, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. helenfmb

    helenfmb New Egg

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    I've 3 hens. Flora (who is the only one laying yet) and Ginger (a 20 week old) both sleep in a nesting box although not together. Rocky sleeps on the roost. Is ths normal? I would've expected them to sleep on the roost together.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Are your roosts higher than your nest boxes? Chickens generally like to roost/sleep at the highest point possible.
     
  3. helenfmb

    helenfmb New Egg

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    Yep it's higher. I just found it strange that they do different things! They're obviously happy but I'm curious.
     
  4. Auscal

    Auscal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not unusual - if you'd rather they didn;t sleep in the nest box (since it can get messy with poop), try going in for a few nights just after dusk and moving them from the nest box to the roost.
     
  5. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with auscal.... but yes chickens have different personalities... some of mine roost... some on the ground. . Some on lower roosts...
     
  6. helenfmb

    helenfmb New Egg

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    Thanks for the replies. Ill leave them where they are. It's obviously where they're happy so that'll do fr me. Thanks again.
     

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