Do meat birds roost?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jfarm, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. jfarm

    jfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Silly question. . .

    I am planning to raise some meat birds in a tractor. Just got to wondering if they need a roosting spot like the layers.

    Thanks. Still trying to figure out the meat bird thing!
     
  2. SimplyAbundantFarm

    SimplyAbundantFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine like to roost, but just make sure you keep the roosts low to the ground or they won't be able to get their fat little bodies on the roost for very long.
     
  3. jfarm

    jfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the laugh!
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    They will if given the opportunity, but it's advised to not provide roosts for meat birds. Many develop leg problems due to their fast growth. Having them jump up and off the roost can worsen the legs from the impact.
     
  5. Red Tie

    Red Tie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lay a 2 x 4 down in their pen. It is only two inches up, and they can step up that far without jumping. Gives them the thrill without the danger!

    Jane
     
  6. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] Good one Jane!
     
  7. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine like a 2x4 too:)
     

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