range broilers and roosting

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by moodusnewchick, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My four week old range broilers have been found roosting with their chick friends. Is this something I should expect to continue or will they be more like cornish x...i.e. as they get older and bigger, should I provide roosts for them or will roosting cause them more harm?
    thanks!
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IF you do, don't make it that high, like maybe stand a 2x6 on the 2" end, so its only 6" off the ground.
     
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love for my broilers to roost!!!!!! How did you accomplish that????

    No broilers laying in their poo, cleaner birds at butchering time WOW. Breed for that trait.

    I agree with miss thenorth, do not make them high, 2x6 sounds perfect. You don't want to end up with bruised breasts.
     
  4. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all i did was provide them a roost and they used it. perhaps being raised with four others who roost (BTW and Polish) helps. Well, as long as it shouldn't hurt their legs to balance, i guess i'll let them do it!
     

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