Chicks and Roosting?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Moselle, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Moselle

    Moselle Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    My 7 chicks are almost 5 weeks old now. We put a little perch up for them in their brooder a couple weeks ago. Last night (being up with a fussy 1yodd several times) I noticed that some of the chicks were actually sleeping up there. My delaware was up there all night, and 1 or 2 others were with her occassionally. It looked like 3 could fit OK, but not more that that unless they really squeezed together.

    So, I'm wondering - if they are starting to sleep up there, should we put in more perches so they can all sleep there if they want? I thought the perch would just be for fun and practice, but lo and behold, they are starting to act like chickens. [​IMG]
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Get them used to perches now. They are less likely to sleep in nest boxes and turn them into a toilet at night.
  3. dacasodivine

    dacasodivine Songster

    Feb 19, 2008
    My babies are just over a week. I have two 2x2 for them to roost on and most will roost on them. It's funny because they will almost fall off it when they go to sleep. I went to the feed store today and got 5 day olds and they are using it too.

    So, yes, get your chicks another roost. [​IMG]

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