Roost ??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickaroo!, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    Dec 27, 2007
    Hi Everyone. I was wondering at what age can you add a roost to a brooder for chicks? And, is it suppose to be something round or flat?
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hi Chickaroo! [​IMG]

    Last year, when we got our first day old chicks, I used scrap sections of 1" by 2" boards and tree limbs for roosts in the brooder. I added the roosts when they were around 2 weeks old.

    Low tree branch roost...


    Higher 1" by 2" roosts...


    I now add the roosts before I add the chicks to make it easier on all of us. The first time I added the roosts, you'd have thought I was in the brooder swinging a hatchet instead of adding roosts, for the way they acted. LOL

    Hope this is some help!


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