getting chicks to learn to roost

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by poultrylubber, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. poultrylubber

    poultrylubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi just wondering how to introduce chicks to roosting. What age do you put a roost with them?
    Thanks :)
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You can have a roost in there even when they are tiny chicks (just off the ground) but they often don't want to roost until several months old. I think it is nature's way as if they roost too young I have read they can get a deformed keel bone.

    http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/historicpublications/pubs/stb044.pdf
    here is a link I just found if interested

    I have always found that all my chickens except some silkies just take to the roost on their own eventually.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  3. poultrylubber

    poultrylubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thanks so much :)
     

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