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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by the lemon tree, May 16, 2009.

  1. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Songster

    May 12, 2009
    My week old chicks are currently in a 35 gallon (soon to be 55) Rubbermaid container and soon I want to put a perch or two in there. Any ideas as to what kind of material to use and how to put it in?

    Pictures would be greatly appreciated!
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We went to Lowe's and got a small piece of wood for the base and two wood pieces for corners and placed those so the point was up and a small dowel stuck in between. Anchored of course! They love it!!
  3. finnleyjo

    finnleyjo In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    We used 1x1 boards as the roost, and other scrap wood to boost it up and make it stable...so basically, just extra stuff we had laying around:D
  4. rhondapiper

    rhondapiper Songster

    I tried a dowel and they couldn't grip it, so we replaced it with a 1.5 inch wide board with nice steady scraps of 2X4s bracing it on the ends, just a few inches off the floor of the brooder.

    They're roosting every night now, at 10 days old. It's adorable. It took about 3 minutes to make!
  5. Bil

    Bil Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    I took a 2x4 and nailed it to a 1/4" piece of plywood to stabilize it and the chickies LOVE perching on it. It is about 8" long.


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