Concerned about roosting chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jeremy Parker, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Jeremy Parker

    Jeremy Parker Out Of The Brooder

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    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 [​IMG]


    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
     
  2. SouthernChick

    SouthernChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. Littletonchicks

    Littletonchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeremy Parker

    Jeremy Parker Out Of The Brooder

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    Well found 8 of them on the roost at noon today!

    They just look so small to be on the roost already [​IMG]

    thanks for the input [​IMG]

    Blessings,
    Jeremy
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    4 inches of bedding will also soften their falls, so they'll be just fine!
     

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