Perches?

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

  1. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Bil
     

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