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Roost/perch in brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kitty Spluce, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Kitty Spluce

    Kitty Spluce New Egg

    Apr 16, 2016
    Dundee, IL
    I have two week old bantam chicks; they have just been in the brooder with their feeder, waterer, and paper towel floors with some aspen shavings. Do they need a roost or perch at this age? If not this age, how old?
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    While they don't "need" one, they will appreciate having one. Some will take to roosting for sleep, others will enjoy playing on it during the day and still opt for sleeping in "the pile".
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