When should I introduce a perch to my chicks someday to be layers?

fushalilly

Songster
11 Years
Mar 9, 2008
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I have 3 2week old chicks, they are going to be layers. When should I intorduce a perch? Also, should the perch be round or square? And how thick?
 

Steve

Ye Olde Henhouse Builder
11 Years
Feb 18, 2008
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I just did it and near as I can tell ( I asked here) they are about 3-4 weeks. The girls are using it already. I took a small limb about 1" in diameter and they seem to be fine with it. Picture shows it in the back of the cage.

 

Steve

Ye Olde Henhouse Builder
11 Years
Feb 18, 2008
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Eaton County, Michigan
Quote:I added a little roost ( you can just see it in the above pic) on the floor when they were young like you say and they started using that one right away.
 

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