Roosting bars?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bjw113, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. bjw113

    bjw113 Out Of The Brooder

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    One other question. How high to put roosting bars and when will the chicks start to use them? Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are you chicks and what breed?
     
  3. bjw113

    bjw113 Out Of The Brooder

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    12 Plymouth White Rocks, 12 Buff Orpingtons - 7 weeks old on Monday.
     
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    ChickenChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine were about 7 w/o they roosted on a bar about 18" but they eventually worked their way up to the highest point in the coop which is about 5 foot.
     
  5. kitaye

    kitaye Out Of The Brooder

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    Our babies started using a dowel rod at around 1.5 weeks. By 4 weeks they had graduated up to a 1x2 and by 6 weeks they were outside in their coop with 2x3 roosts.
     

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