Getting youngsters to roost

J. Johnson : I was having a problem with a new generation of 6 pullets that didn’t want to get on the roost with the older hens. They kept crowding into my nest boxes and spending the night there. They were making a mess of the boxes in spite of my chasing them out every night when I was locking up the pen. I discovered that if I left the access door open over the nests that they did not feel safe in the nests and went to the roost. I did this for a week and they are now trained to go to roost with their older sisters.


Leave A Comment