Chick Perch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by montverdechick, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are two weeks old today. They are starting to fly up and sit on the water/food containers. We are going to build them a couple perches that sit abour 4 inches off the ground. Last time, we used square 1x1's. Anyone know if round perches are better? Does it really matter? Thanks!
     
  2. It dosn't matter they will perch on anything.
     
  3. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our's really liked the square one we made...... plus it was easier to put onto a base with the flat sides!
     
  4. Cluckn Crazy

    Cluckn Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We made a round perch just their size at 2 weeks old, within 1 week they were slipping off of it. Now at 3 1/2 weeks their perch is a 1x2 up on 5" blocks we had in the shed, and they love it.

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  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Chickens' toes don't curl around a round pole, so flat makes more sense to me. JMO.

    Love watching babies learn to roost, and play on perches.
     
  6. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great ideas! Good thinking!... Not to mention, inspiring :)
     
  7. CrazyBirdLady21

    CrazyBirdLady21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a perch for African Greys at Petsmart, and my babies loved it. I had a wire top on my brooder, and hung it from that. They only bad thing is, the brooder was in my bedroom, and every night, they would jump off the perch, and it would go flying around the brooder, knocking on the walls. Scared me to death. [​IMG]
     
  8. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 week olds have decided that the two flat 1" roosts are no fun, so they all try to roost on the cord for the heat lamp. The thing is tied up tight, so I am not worried about them knocking it down, but it just makes me wonder sometimes [​IMG]
     
  9. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent feedback from all! Thanks...we will stick with the square perch. Glad we had it right the first time!
     

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