My first flock of chicks is due in around the first or second week of January, and I finished two brooders for them; one is a starter brooder for up to about two weeks old and the second brooder is much larger to house them until about 6 weeks when they'll move to the coop. As I was finishing the second brooder today I got to wondering if chicks in a brooder need a roost at some point. I'm building roosts in my coop that I'm finishing up now but what about young chicks? Do they prefer a roost right away, after a week or two, or about when? If anyone could give me the benefit of their experience I'd appreciate it.