Do baby chicks roost a lot when moved to the Hen House?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gainesvillechickenlover, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Gainesvillechickenlover

    Gainesvillechickenlover In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2008
    My chicks are energetic when eating and looking around the pen but they seem to be roosting a lot. Is that normal for baby chicks or should they be running around all day. They seem to like hanging out in the hen house.
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Mine run around and only roost when they get cold. I put a little roost out there under a heat lamp.
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:They generally will sleep happily on the floor for quite a while.

    Some people add roosts at an early age, I prefer to wait until the birds are about 14 to 16 weeks.

    It's a moveable feast [​IMG]

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