Feeder as Perch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by capebird, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Cape Cod
    Thought I'd share these pictures of my 5 barred rocks. Top pict is when I first
    got the girls (here they are less than a week old) 2nd pict is at 4 weeks (today).

    Fun to see how fast they grow.

    They enjoy that dual purpose "feeder/perch"

  2. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    Mine always seem to get up on the jar of the chick waterer. They DO grow really fast though!
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    You might try putting a little perch in there for them that's a little higher than the feeder. Might keep some poop out of the feed.
  4. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Cape Cod
    There is a perch in the cage which 3 of them have been getting up on to.
    I have the cage in the 5 foot kiddie pool. The cage is what the coop would
    be .... the pool, the run. I'm planning on putting them all out into the
    "real coop/run" this weekend. They all still seem to like perching on that
    feeder though :)
  5. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Independence, La.
    Mine would fight for who got to perch on top of the mason jar feeder and the waterer. [​IMG] I finally made them a perch to put in their kiddie pool brooder, which at least gave the "lower in the pecking order" chicks a place to go.
  6. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Mine would hop on the tall water feeder, then hop right on the edge of the brooder, and perch there. The only problem was that the brooder was in my room, and you never knew what side their puffy bottoms would point to xD

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