At what age should I.....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken_Lover4567, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have yet another newbie question. At what age do I need to introduce my chickens to a roost? They will be getting here Wendesday and this is my first batch. I want to do atleast one thing right, so does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave my chicks a roost from day 1. Just a branch tenoned into a couple 2x4's that was about 2 inches off the ground. As they got older they would get a bigger branch that was higher off the ground every few weeks. They all didn't sleep on a roost until they were about 7 weeks old.
     
  3. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick response. [​IMG] I love BYC. It rocks. [​IMG]
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

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    Quote:Pretty much the same thing here. [​IMG]
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
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    Quote:Pretty much the same thing here. [​IMG]

    Same here. [​IMG]
     

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