Hubby made my babies a roost today.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TerryQui, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. TerryQui

    TerryQui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were starting to roost on a tiny low to the ground perch that I use for baby green cheeks.
    So I asked Mike to make me something that they can grow into a bit.
    He did a great job. We both know that a bigger one is in order when these guys are full size, but it will give them something to play on.



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    They are one week old now. I have silkies in the incubator also. [​IMG] I am truly enjoying Chickens!!!

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  2. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tell your hubby nice handyman work--and how adorable chicks-- you also take amazing pics....
     
  3. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they? when do they start to roost? mine are a week old and I was thinking that they might like a low perch a couple inches up... please advise me ... oh, and is there anything you can do at this young age for their entertainment? thanks
     
  4. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh and here I thought I had it going on with the 2 sticks I put in my brooder......you are putting me to shame! lol
     
  5. Highlander

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    Quote:Mine is a strip of wood nailed to two logs from the woodpile! Hey, if it works, it works! Not nearly as pretty as the OP's though. [​IMG]
     
  6. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine is a strip of wood nailed to two logs from the woodpile! Hey, if it works, it works! Not nearly as pretty as the OP's though. [​IMG]

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  7. ChiknMama

    ChiknMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built a small one for our chicks too....they LOVE it. Our EE is on it constantly and I caught our BO sleeping on it already. I had a stick from the yard in mine at first too but it fell one day and I felt like I had to do something more sturdy. I'll have to see if the next one can be more like a ladder, that is AWESOME [​IMG]

    This is my FAR less impressive one [​IMG]

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  8. ChiknMama

    ChiknMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am fairly new to this but I am getting the impression that there is always something else to add [​IMG]
     
  9. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    I borrowed three good-sized logs from the woodpile and put them in the pen. They're used for climbing on, sitting on, pecking at, and fighting over - oh, and roosting occasionally.
     
  10. TerryQui

    TerryQui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi, they are one week old, same as yours. They were perching on a low perch today. It was two inches high. The back perch on this one is not high, so maybe they will use it tonight.
    As for entertainment, I am new to this too, but mine are pretty entertaining to each other and peck everything in sight. I think it will be a bit more entertaining when I go get them some grit and start giving them meal worms to hunt. lol:lol:
     

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