Where does your rooster....roost?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stilldeb, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two separate coops, each with its own rooster. Both have plenty of roosting space, but both roos sleep in nesting boxes. One is a really big Silkie roo and the other a punky little frizzle Cochin. Neither can fly but I have low enough roosts available in both coops. Shouldn't they be "roosting" with everybody else? (they are 30 wks old)

    deb g
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  2. 2many2count

    2many2count Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine in everynight and notice the roos roost on the roosts mainly. I will have the occassional one that is still walking around when I close the doors too. I do not incourage sleeping in nesting boxes for any of my chickens saves on cleaning them cause I hate to get pooey on my eggs if I can help it.
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Are your roosts higher than your nesting boxes? If not or if they are merely equal in height, they have chosen the highest and most comfortable roost for them and the rest of the gals can just find the next best thing. I'd nip this in the bud and make some changes.

    They may not be able to fly but they can surely hop up to a roost? If not, maybe you can provide a ladder and move your roosts higher?
     
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    i have 1 roo and 5 hens, my roo always roosts either with 2 hens to his left and 3 hens to his right, or 3 hens to his left and 2 hens to his right
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My roosters roost on the roosting roost. Say that 5 times! [​IMG]
     
  6. 2many2count

    2many2count Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosters roosting on the roost
    My roosters roosting on the roost
    My roosers roosting on the roost
    My roosters roosting on the roost
    My roosters roosting on the roost

    WOW that is a rough one to type even [​IMG]
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They may be young enough that you can set them on the roost for a few nights, maybe a week, and they will get the idea. If not, I would close off the nests. No sleeping in MY nest boxers!
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You didn't quite pull it off, either....
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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    You didn't quite pull it off, either....

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  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
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    You didn't quite pull it off, either....

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    just copy and paste it 5 times
     

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