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What age do a put a roost in the pen?

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I've heard that you put a roost in the chicks pen when they are 4 weeks old is this correct.
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My pen has roosts in it.  At 3 weeks, they are on and off them, but not sleeping on them

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Okay cool what do you use for your roost?
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I have 2 X 4's wide edge up set up as a ladder (2 slanted ends w/ the roosts stretching between them.  I cut 45 deg ends on the end posts, then leaned them up on the house so I could draw a line for where the top edge of the roost bar should be so it would be level.  Mine fits into the coop w/ bottom and top edges of the side bars resting on the floor or wall, so its not attached to the coop but won't fall or shift.  I used screws to attach the roost bars so I could take it apart to move it if needed.  My coop is a 5X8 rectangular box w/ half closed and the other half 1" wire mesh.  I have an eyelet bolt at the bottom of one end so I can tie a rope to it and move it w/ my truck.  Just a flat roof of metal.

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Thanks!😄
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