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 Post subject: Perches
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:39 am 
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Since Lord Francis is having trouble with the tree braches, Also later on this year I will be having 10 week old Sussex's

For heavy weight chookies how high should perches be and how thick too.

With young chookies how young should they start perching and how high

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 Post subject: Re: Perches
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:30 pm 
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If you have perches from 30cm then another at 60cm and a third at 90cm then you cover all bases ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Perches
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Yep that's what ours are set at around about ish :-D

Priscilla my fat Plymouth Rock can't even get on the lowest perch so she just sleeps on the floor :lol: , plus she's old so I allow that.

I use to put her up every night but I gave up!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Perches
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When I used to have Bertha Chicka-Dee she would do the same

But she had a bad habit of wanting to sleep where she would get pooped on so I got her to sleep in her nesting box which was a fruit box nice and low.

Thank you Bill and Chicka-Dee

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 Post subject: Re: Perches
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Yeah Priscilla gets a poo or two on her :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Perches
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Chicka-Dee wrote:
Yeah Priscilla gets a poo or two on her :lol:


Does Clyde sleep on the highrest perch at 90 ish height
hugs to him and Priscilla and you too

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 Post subject: Re: Perches
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:11 am 
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Last few nights I have been visiting the hen house when all the flock are perching to see what perch Lord Francis preferred

It seems the thickest is his fav why
He cannot wrap his toes all the way round it

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