Where does your Rooster sleep?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by woodsygal, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. woodsygal

    woodsygal In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2013
    About a month ago my rooster (P-Diddy) was put in time out for a week due to being aggressive. He's behaving much better but hasn't gone back in the coop since. I was fine with that since it gives the hens a break but was surprised as I'd expected him to want back in their coop. However, the place P-Diddy is staying isn't going to be suitable in cold weather so it seems I'll need to build him his own coop. If he had his way, he'd sleep on top of the coop. When all the hens go in he immediately gets up there until we put him away.
    So, this made me curious, where do your roosters sleep? With or separate from the hens? If separate, is it higher than the hens coop?
  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Songster

    Jul 4, 2013
    mine sleeps with his head out the door watching for predators. hes such a good roo![​IMG]
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  3. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chirping

    May 25, 2012
    Fort Valley, GA
    Mine sleeps on the roost with the hens.
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  4. Aaron B

    Aaron B In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2012
    Mine also sleeps on the floor of the coop, head sticking out the door way. The hens are on the roost.
  5. heybarb

    heybarb Songster

    Mar 9, 2012
    North Carolina
    My rooster sleeps in the middle of the middle roost! It seems he's very particular about his spot and likes being surrounded by his girls!
  6. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Songster

    Our rooster Fred is currently out of the coop. I only have 6 hens in there & hes way too rough with only having that many girls. So hes out. He sleeps right on top of the coop too. IN fact, we have 4 young roos, that is also where they prefer to sleep, lol
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    My roosters each sleep on the roosts or shelves (old greenhouse for a coop), they each have their hens that sleep with them. On the shelves, the hens actually try to sleep under the rooster, not just beside him!
  8. RWise

    RWise Songster

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oakhurst Oklahoma
    Coop 1 and 2 the Roo sleeps as high as he can get inside the coop with favs of course at their sides. Coop 3 is all Roo's/cocks They used to sleep on top[ of the coop, but got tired of me putting them inside after dark. I have owls very close by, outside is not an option! Coop 4 under construction. I was in 1 last night with no light and the Roo growled at me, but was fine when I told him it was me, he is very protective over his hens! Late one night a possum came into the coop and he had all the girls up near the house squawking (he is very loud and proud) until I got up and went out and killed the predator. Turn the lights on, he went in and done his inspection, called the girls back to the roost, lights out. Now they expect him to inspect the coop each night before they go in,,,,
  9. treetrunks

    treetrunks In the Brooder

    Jul 24, 2013
    mine sleep in the laundry in cat cages because my neighbours don't like the crowing, the boys dont mind they are used to it[​IMG]
  10. nannie

    nannie Chirping

    Mar 8, 2013
    mineral virginia
    Mine sleeps in the nesting boxes across from hens on roosting pole.he can see them all from this position.

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