Roosting Poles??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HilltopFarm, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. HilltopFarm

    HilltopFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2009
    The Garden State
    I was wondering if anyone puts roosting poles in their brooders. I made 2 of them out of 2x4's and a 1/2" pole across. At what age should I place them or one in the brooder?
    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    IMO you can put them in at any time. They will use them when they want to.
  3. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    Bradenton, FL
    I've had some in the brooder since day one, just narrow and only an inch or so off the ground, and just today I found some thicker ones, about 2" thick, (fallen sticks and branches) and put them in a little higher and their loveing them! There two weeks old now, and are the cutes loveliest girls ever!! Enjoy you peeps! [​IMG]
  4. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Central FL
    I'm a total newbie, so what do I know? LOL, but my chicks are just shy of two weeks old and I jammed a stick from the yard in their brooder last week and they've been perching on it for days now. I often go in there and all three of them are snuggled up together on the stick. It's about 3 inches off the shavings and it's just jammed in against the tupperware sides.

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