how to add a roost in my brooder box...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by redhen, May 29, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    hi...i have chicks that are about 2 weeks old..and i can tell that they need to start perching on something...but my problem is..i have them in a rubbermaid type tub...with screen over the top....how do i put a perch in that?..if i had a big cardboard box i'd use that and stick the perch through the sides(saw that a recent post)..any ideas, please, thanks, Wendy
     
  2. Shaun Hagan

    Shaun Hagan Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went outside and found a stick that was the right size. Then I took a utility knife and cut an X on either side of the rubbermaid tub. Then I just shoved it through one X and into the other.

    If you don't want to cut up the tub, just find a stick that is bent and branched adn will stand up on the bottom of the tote on it's own. My chicks actually prefered the lower roost at first, then moved to the one I installed through the X cuts.
     
  3. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    I used 2x2 blocks and built a roost. Just layer them.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    great ideas...thats what i'm gonna do tonight..thanks..Wendy
     

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