Roosting Poles??

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

  1. HilltopFarm

    HilltopFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    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

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    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

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    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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