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Roosting Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NewlyHatched, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. NewlyHatched

    NewlyHatched Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have only one baby roosting, I am still so excited though! It is the cutest thing ever! Is roosting young normal? When will the rest tag along?

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  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yep it's normal. I have a BO right now, about a week and a half old, sitting contently on the edge of her feeder, which is her first roosting behavior. I really need to rig something in her brooder like you.[​IMG] Within a few weeks, I'll probably find her sitting on the edge of her box! Chickens aren't the brightest of creatures, so once the rest "figure it out" they will probably give it a try too. Good luck!
     
  3. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    It's very normal. The others may learn from that one or just figure it out on their own. The mothers teach the babies to roost as soon as practical (warm enough they don't need to be under her) for protection from predators (and the mother's protection as well).
     
  4. NewlyHatched

    NewlyHatched Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks LRH97 and dheltzel! LHR97, I am using a push up. We have four, so I figure once they all want to roost I can add more in there.
     

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