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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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
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    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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