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 Post subject: chickens not roosting where i want them.....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:30 am 
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HI,

I have 13 SLW that i have had from a week old, i have an aviary, and also an enclosed shed where i have set up there roosts, they were kept in the aviary as chicks, and now they are 7 months old, i thought they would naturally go and roost at night. They seem to go into the aviary and all huddle together on the ground. i have started closing the aviary door at night, and they all just seem to huddle at the door until the morning, any tips on moving them on, or should i just persist with closing the avairy door and hope they get the hint to move to the roost?

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 Post subject: Re: chickens not roosting where i want them.....
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:31 pm 
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Have you tried putting them up on the perches just as it gets dark so they are perched for the night?

I have found my new girls that don't know to perch just sleep on the floor, so if I find they are doing that, I go down to the pen just on dark & put them on the roosts/perches and pretty soon they just jump up there on there own.

You may have to do this for a few days but once they realise that is a good place to sleep they will then go up there on their own.

Why don't you try that tonight?

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 Post subject: Re: chickens not roosting where i want them.....
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:34 pm 
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Good advice there I did the same and it worked out well


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 Post subject: Re: chickens not roosting where i want them.....
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I wonder if I had pure breed fowls would they roost better? all my x breeds never do every night

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 Post subject: Re: chickens not roosting where i want them.....
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Katy wrote:
I wonder if I had pure breed fowls would they roost better? all my x breeds never do every night

If yours are all sussex cross breeds then they do play up bet katy to chop them and start over with pure breed fowls


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Katy do you think you will ever get some pure bred sussex? I wonder if I sould get some pure bred chooks?


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 Post subject: Re: chickens not roosting where i want them.....
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I have tossed up if pure fowls are for me also but with my skill set not sure the fowls will get what they need.

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Eggsalive wrote:
I have tossed up if pure fowls are for me also but with my skill set not sure the fowls will get what they need.

I looked at it too and decided on cross breeds and never owned a pure fowl in my life



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 Post subject: Re: chickens not roosting where i want them.....
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Eggsalive wrote:
I have tossed up if pure fowls are for me also but with my skill set not sure the fowls will get what they need.

Hey ben yes I can see your point I am the same love


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Andy wrote:
Eggsalive wrote:
I have tossed up if pure fowls are for me also but with my skill set not sure the fowls will get what they need.

Hey ben yes I can see your point I am the same love

Its good to know your limits

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