What age do a put a roost in the pen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Animal-lover101, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Animal-lover101

    Animal-lover101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard that you put a roost in the chicks pen when they are 4 weeks old is this correct.
     
  2. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pen has roosts in it. At 3 weeks, they are on and off them, but not sleeping on them
     
  3. Animal-lover101

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    Okay cool what do you use for your roost?
     
  4. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 X 4's wide edge up set up as a ladder (2 slanted ends w/ the roosts stretching between them. I cut 45 deg ends on the end posts, then leaned them up on the house so I could draw a line for where the top edge of the roost bar should be so it would be level. Mine fits into the coop w/ bottom and top edges of the side bars resting on the floor or wall, so its not attached to the coop but won't fall or shift. I used screws to attach the roost bars so I could take it apart to move it if needed. My coop is a 5X8 rectangular box w/ half closed and the other half 1" wire mesh. I have an eyelet bolt at the bottom of one end so I can tie a rope to it and move it w/ my truck. Just a flat roof of metal.
     
  5. Animal-lover101

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    Thanks![​IMG]
     

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