Big girls on the perch. Babies under them on the floor!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by viktoriacl, May 30, 2011.

  1. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    So my 34 EEs are roosting on their perch. It is just the right size for them. I added a second perch for my 8ish week olds. They are sleeping on the floor under the EEs! I feel bad they are in the poop zone! They are facing the wall too [​IMG]
  2. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    I think they're alright, they would get on their little perch if they wanted to. I'd give it time. Are they broody babies? Or is this the 'first night out"?
  3. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2011
    Port Perry, ON
    is it possible to add a small cardboard box and put it on its side under the perch? My chicks stayed away from the box at first, but as soon as they realized they'd be warmer in there, they went in every time they wanted to sit and rest. The box will get messy with poop, though [​IMG]

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