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post #21 of 23


Uh oh!! I guess I'll need to be giving them some grit then also. I'll add it in a bowl today. @Wyorp Rock 


Edited by beb444 - 12/27/15 at 9:18am

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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post #22 of 23

we had one in there withing a few days of getting chicks, gotta leave enough room though to keep em in or they fly out lol. my chicks were trying to fly by 5 days old

post #23 of 23

My chicks started using a roost at one week. I made a simple one by taking some bamboo stakes from my garden and poking them through the side of the brood box.  I inserted four pieces of bamboo laying them side-by-side.  I think you could use small tree branches, wooden dowels, or even rounded molding.  The chicks took the roost right away and now they use it constantly.

 

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