Concerned about roosting chicks??

Jeremy Parker

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 25, 2010
86
2
41
Hi all have a stupid question??

I'm the one with 60+ plymouth rock chicks. I've opened the whole coop except the nesting boxes to my just under two week old chicks. This morning when i went into the coop one of the chicks was on the roosts I have for them when they get older (or so I thought??).

My question: Could they hurt themselves getting down off the roost its 18" of the ground? I know this might sound stupid, but I just want to keep them safe



My roosts are 2"X4" on there sides so my girls will be able to sit on there feet in the winter as I'm in Canada and the winters are cold!
There is 4" of shavings on the floor also and yes the roosts are still 18" off the ground with the four inchs of shavings!!



Thanks in advance for everyones help!!

Blessings,
Jeremy
 

SouthernChick

Chirping
10 Years
Nov 12, 2009
134
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99
Ohio
I would say because of my chicks using a roost also they will be ok. I have held of chicks hurting themselves by falling when getting on and off the roost. I wouldn't worry too much but if it would make you feel better remove the roost for now.
 

Littletonchicks

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 7, 2010
35
1
24
My chicks are three weeks and I opened the coop to them yesterday. I went out last night and four of them were on the roost. I also had put a stick in their brooder and would find my RIR's up on the stick roosting. This morning when I went out, one of them had made it all the way up to the third level of the roost I made! They will be fine I believe. Its what chicks do right?
 

Jeremy Parker

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 25, 2010
86
2
41
Well found 8 of them on the roost at noon today!

They just look so small to be on the roost already


thanks for the input


Blessings,
Jeremy
 

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