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Will my chickens roost at night?

Most flight chickens will roost and perch and you should provide a roosting bar for night time rooting. For bantams use a thinner doweling for roosting, if you use a thick piece of wood that is too flat and wide their little feet can’t grasp it properly and this can cause long term damage to their feet and possible lameness over time. Most flightless birds like Silkies, Brahma, Cochin etc… have no natural inclination to be up high and will happily sleep on the floor of the coop and as a rule do not need a roosting bar.

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