Roost Q's for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by laurenlulu, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. laurenlulu

    laurenlulu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I'm sure this has been asked somewhere, but I couldn't find it with the search- sorry! [​IMG]

    When do the chicks need a roost? I have 3 1 week old chicks, and they like to perch on my arm (its the only thing my two Marans chicks like me for [​IMG])

    Also, what is a good width for chicks? These are standards, but in a couple weeks I'll have some bantams too.

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    We threw together a little roost when the chicks were about 2-3 weeks old. It was only about 5-6 inches tall but they all sat on it.
  3. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    When ever they start flying up on the side of the bator i go outside and grap a few twigs, put them up 4 or 5 inches off the ground and they are satisfied with that. when i move them to the bigger bador i put a little roost about 10 inches off the ground. really whenever is fine.
  4. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Ours are 2-3 wks old and we have 3 little roosts at about 4, 10 & 15 inches. We used 1x1s because that's what we had. Branches or wider scrap wood is fine too.

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