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New mama of four baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ladyluck27, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. ladyluck27

    ladyluck27 New Egg

    Jan 8, 2016
    At what age do chicks enjoy roosting? Thinking of building one when the time is right.
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    My experience has been around 4 to 6 weeks of age....although they will begin to practice on small sticks if appropriately placed at younger ages....so if you are artificially brooding them, around 3 weeks of age you should put in a small pole that is fairly low to the floor for practice. (They are pretty funny until they get the hang of it.)

    The hen will teach them to roost just before she fledges them. It is often a sign that she is about to cut the apron strings.

    And then some of them just never know when to let go....

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016

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