Question re: perch for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by melirobin, May 25, 2008.

  1. melirobin

    melirobin In the Brooder

    May 22, 2008
    Do I need to provide the chicks with a perch in their brooder?

    I have read that a 2" perch is appropriate for grown chickens, can chicks hold onto this same size perch or do I need a smaller one?
  2. Meesh

    Meesh Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    I put a small one made of 2x2s in for my chicks to play on when they were in the brooder. They didn't really roost on it to sleep. At 9 weeks, they now have a nice log roost in their coop and they all still snuggle up on the ground to sleep!

    Silly chickens.

    - Michelle

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