Roosts?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DUCKGIRL89, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old do the chicks tend to be when they start useing roosts? Do they NEED roosts? Thanks!
     
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    Chicks will usually start roosting at the 6 week mark. I would say they DO NEED roosts to prevent mites and because its a natural thing for them to do.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] And they lovee em!! lol
     
  4. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah...they need roosts. They get really annoying about roosting if you dont give them one. And, its just what they do.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks guys! Will get them roosts....
     
  6. weeders n feeders

    weeders n feeders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will roost as soon as they've been able to hop on it. So a roost stick about four inches above the brooder floor is in use at about 1
    week old.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, thank you! Im hlgetting two new chicks on thursday, and dont know how old they are, so they will probably need one.
     
  8. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Enjoy your new feathered friends! Mine like to play musical roosts. Up and down, and rearrange order. Funny to watch. Need to be next to a particular friend.


    I give mine a variety of roosts. WHat ever is handy. Branches, or flat wood 3-4 inches wide when adult. The size of the roost sort of grows with the birds! LOL

    GL
     
  9. King Bertie

    King Bertie Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have a house with roosts, but they prefer this - instinct!
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  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How sweet!
     

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