Chicks Love Perching!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Stacykins, May 17, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    It is amazing how quickly chicks enjoy perching. I added a few pieces of clean driftwood to my brooders. From nearly day two they have loved perching on the things! No sleeping on the floor, they'd rather climb onto a log and snooze there! My chicks are only about five days old. I will have to post pictures later today. If anyone else has any perching photos to share, please do!

    It is even better when they make their hoppy flappy flying lessons off their perches too. So-freaking-adorable!
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Don't ya just love it?? [​IMG] Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  3. LoriNSally

    LoriNSally Out Of The Brooder

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    I think ill try that, maybe it will keep them from perching (and pooping) on their feeder!
     
  4. Sadiew

    Sadiew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What a good idea, If I successfully have my first batch of babies this weekend I will try that too.
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine were perching on feeder and waterer too. I ended up having to hang mine and did put about 5 small logs in the brooder for them to perch on! Some like to perch and others still like to snuggle in the pine chips. [​IMG]
     
  6. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    It definitely helps reducing incidents of poop in their feeder and waterer, since they poop while perched just like they would as adults! It really seems a touch more natural with them perching, especially because they love it so much. Probably helps with their balance skills. At first there were some falls (nothing more than an inch or two) but now they've got the hang of it!
     
  7. newBonboard

    newBonboard Out Of The Brooder

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    and with that.. I'm going out to find a perch or two [​IMG]
     
  8. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How high do ya'll perch it for 5-6 day olds? I'm thinking just an inch?
     
  9. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the perch have to be stripped of bark or can you just put a small branch in the coop? Mine are a week old.
     
  10. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put a few bricks in the brooder when there very young. They loved em.
     

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