When do chickens start to need a perch?

Discussion in 'Breeding, Raising, Feeding and Caring for Animals' started by sun burn, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. ebunny

    ebunny Junior Member

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    Hi Sun Burn

    We have 3 week old chicks now and they are flying up and sitting on the edge of the box. We've got them in a big bath and they haven't jumped out of that yet. But they seem to fly up and then jump back in, so no problem yet. I tried putting a little perch in with them but it seemed to scare them, so I've got it lying on the floor at the moment. They certainly seem capable of flying reasonable high even at this age as the box is a decent size. Their favourite place to sleep up until now has been the food bowl. Go figure.

    Let me know how you go
     
  2. JoH

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    I have five 3 week old chicks and I put a perch about 2 inches off the ground last week. They are using it to jump over and although they do not sleep on it, I do see them sitting on it quite often. Too cute.
     

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