is this too high for them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kait27, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Kait27

    Kait27 Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central Massachusetts
    These are my new buff orpingtons, they are 12 days old. I just added this second level to their brooder. Do you think its too high? they dont seem to have a hard time getting up there, and they just jump/flutter down. Think its OK for them to be this high? They were already jumping up on the food and water jars, or my arm when it was in there.
  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    I see nothing wrong with it! Chicks will often surprise you by doing things and getting places you thought they couldn't!
  3. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    That looks fine for me too. I have two roosts in my brooder, one is 6 inches high and the other is 12 inches. Even my little ones would get onto the taller roost and I never had any problems with them. They just kind of flutter down.
  4. dsvabulas

    dsvabulas In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
    Grafton MA
    They are soo cute. It will give them something to do. Mine were so happy to get their roosts this week. Have fun!
  5. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    That's a fine height, not too high or too short. One of my chicks fell from a chair today, and she was fine.
  6. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Port Deposit, MD
    That height is fine. Great use of space. [​IMG]

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