Won't use roost

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ferosia, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Ferosia

    Ferosia Hatching

    Aug 2, 2008
    I had a roost in my coop and I guess it was too weak b/c when all the girls piled up on it at once it broke. Due to my procrastination issues they are now 4 months old and I just put a new one in, but they won't even come near it. At night they all huddle on the other end of the coop and sleep. How can I get them to roost on it?
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Just give them time. They'll figure it out eventually.

  3. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    [​IMG] I went in my coop while they were asleep and set them on our new roost. Half of them stayed all night. Every once and awhile I do notice them on it, but not as often as I was hoping for. Maybe I'll go out there and put them on it now....it is 10 pm they should be sound asleep by now! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    i agree with wolf kim they will get used to it in time and start roosting its a natural instinct and it will take over most likely

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