When do you put in a perch?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PuffMommy, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

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    I was going to get a little stick from the yard...when should i put one in the brooder? Thanks.
     
  2. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put one in early with chickens. I think it gave them something to walk on other than their feed container. They would stand on the feeder so much and poop in it so I give them a perch to have something else to stand on.
     
  3. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a 2x4 nailed onto railroad ties that are buried in the ground. Looks like an H with this - part at the very top.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    While the chicks were still in their brooder we made portable roosts by cutting an 18" piece of PVC and attached Ls, then a 6 inch piece of PVC, then used Ts for the feet. Chicks seem to appreciate roosts from week one.
     
  5. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    :)My husband made a little 2X4 perch for my chickies also. I've had it in there since day one. Now their flying up ontop of their nesting boxes to perch....I'd better get the bigger perches in their soon.
     
  6. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't think u should do it any younger then umm 5 weeks, whenever they start jumping around more so u know they will be able to hop onto it i didn't put one untill like 8-9 weeks...
     

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