" I call Middle"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmtcmkb, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to share... my 5 chicks are out in the coop for over a weeks time, learning to roost ( 6 weeks). I have a night light on them, mainly to encourage roosting but also observing like a mother.....tonight I watched as they positioned and settled for the night. The highest roost is where they choose to settle, for some reason no one wants to be on the end, the side near the wall is ok, but not on the outer edge.... it was interesting to watch them position themselves and settle... If I had not noticed all would be well, but watching is fun and I learn a lot in the process.
     
  2. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are almost 5 weeks and have been in the coop almost a week. They still sleep in the bedding. I often find one on a branch we have in the coop that sits on the floor. They are starting to get on the ladder to get to the roost--but no roost yet. In time I suppose.....
     
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    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It really helped to put in a night light. Mine slept huddled on the floor, but once I put a LED night light shining in the coop near the roosts, that is where they gravitated to.
     
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    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a red light in there for heat. I figured they were just young still. Maybe I'll try an LED....
     

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