All our babies roosting

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jandmeg07, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. jandmeg07

    jandmeg07 Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Cheboygan, MI
    These are our 2 wk. olds roosting on the side of their brooder. We put a roost in the brooder for them, but apparently it wasn't high enough for our brave babies. I just thought they were soo cute, that I wanted to share. Three of our girls have been roosting like this for days, but finally our roo and other girl figured it out so they could all snuggle up together. (They also like to jump over to the ducklings brooder and harrass them...I think the wing power is going to their heads a little. LOL)

  2. Jubaby

    Jubaby Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    West Texas
    Now that is cute!

  3. flock-mama

    flock-mama Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Bayfield colorado
    Very cute and heartwarming!
  4. brookwoodpat

    brookwoodpat Songster

    May 11, 2008
    I think it is good to let them roost, so that when they are bigger, they are more likely to roost and not huddle on the floor of the coop. Mine are seven weeks old and only four of the ten are roosting in the coop at night.
  5. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground

    I put two roost about eight inches off the ground in the brooder, hopefully they'll start there - plenty of room, they're both at least 30" long.
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    My 3 week old 70 some odd chicks were roosting on anything they could find so when I started putting them out in the coop during the day I made them a ladder that goes up to 2 1/2 ft with the lowest being 8" off the ground. No one sits on the lowest step. They all vie for the top!
    They certainly try to act like grown up hens most of the time but the playing and silly games gives them away! They are still little chicks to me![​IMG]

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