??????Where should my baby sleep - please help?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Aussie new mum, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Aussie new mum

    Aussie new mum In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2008
    Brisbane, Queensland
    My 9 week old bantam and my 11 month old seem to be getting on ok - no fighting but it seems the older one is just ignoring her a bit - is this ok?
    I went to try them sleeping together tonight - the older one had already gone to bed and I put the little one in the the upper level (they get to it by a ramp). She just sat at the top of the ramp. I'm wondering if this is because she is used to perching on a piece of wood in her separate cage inside the big coop? I went down to check on her a little while later and she was still perched at the top of the ramp.
    Any suggestions on what to do. As they are getting on I was hoping to take out the babies cage and have them both have the run of the whole coop. We didn't get the baby until she was 6 weeks old so if she is used to perching, I'm not sure what to do. The upper story nesting area is the only fully closed in area - should I try and put a perch in there as well as the nesting area where the older one sleeps? When I went to let them out this morning they were both fine but the little one probably slept on the top of the ramp - Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2008

  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Do you have a roost for them?

    Put them both on the roost - sounds like everything will work out.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Being on the roost is part of the pecking order. The best spots go to the top hens...or roo. Eventually your little one will feel like she fits in...and will get on up there. Give her time. I bet in a few days...they will be snuggling together.

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