Roost in Brooder, How to go about this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AnimalFriend<3, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. AnimalFriend<3

    AnimalFriend<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had a small hanging roost in my brooder with my four week olds for about two weeks. They love it! Now that they are getting havier the roost does not support their weight. [​IMG] I was curious to see how you all have gone about putting roosts in your brooders. Please let me know and feel free to add pics!
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Smithville, Mo
    My husband uses a rod that is for closents and wedges it between the frame on both sides and it does the trick!
     
  3. catchthewind

    catchthewind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just had a stick going through from one side to the other at first, but it was too thin I think. Now we have a contraption my husband built that's 2x4's all nailed together in random configurations (some with the 2" side up, some with the 4" side up), that they love. I'd post pictures but it's covered in poo and not very pleasant to look at, even with me scraping it as well as I can every week. [​IMG] Definitely going to be painting the roosts in the real coop!
     
  4. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just used some scrap wood we had and rough nailed it together.
     
  5. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried making a roost unsuccessfully from very big twigs, my 4 week old chicks would just look at me and tip over my fine work. My husband taking pity on me nailed together two opposing empty bee frames to a flat solid piece of wood and they love it! Everyone has bee frames around the house, don' they?[​IMG]
     
  6. NYchickie

    NYchickie Out Of The Brooder

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    My hubby cut up some furring strips to make a moveable roost. Just a few inches tall but about 2.5 ft long. They love it. we can take it out of the brooder when we clean it out and move it to where they play.
     
  7. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an oak tobacco stick wedged between the sides of their box
     
  8. AnimalFriend<3

    AnimalFriend<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got it! I strapped a parrot latter to a brick and they love it. Thank you for all the good ideas.
     

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