Won't go to roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by k long, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. k long

    k long Hatching

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    Ever since I have put my chicks in the tractor I built they will only roost on the ground. It has been a couple of months since I have put them in there. Anyone got any suggestions on how to make them roost in the coop and not the run? Short of locking them in the coop for a couple of weeks it's to hot for that.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    What kind of chickens are they? How old? If they are Cornish Cross (meat chickens) they likely won't roost - they aren't agile enough to get up on a roost. Is the roost low enough or are they old enough to be able to fly up to it?
     
  3. k long

    k long Hatching

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    2 r production reds 1 jersey black 2 Cochins and a little black rooster the guy I got them from gave my little girl. They r around 5 months old. They all can fly good and they will go in the coop and get up on the roost. They just won't do it at night.
     

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