Yesterday I harvested cedar from the forest (more on that another time) for a number of purposes. The one that is most interesting from a photo perspective is for chick roosts.
The chicks seem to want to roost on my hand or on the side of the box, so I figure they’re ready for some roosts in their brooder. I cut the cedar a little longer than the box sides, made some notches and fit the cedar in place. The chicks now have space to roost!
They behaved pretty much the same way they do with any new object in the brooder. I few run away like a giant monster is coming after them, some pay almost no attention whatsoever and continue to scratch & eat, and some are very curious and want to see if the new object is edible. It didn’t take them long to jump up to the roosts, sit, and fly off of them. I’m curious to see whether they’ll sleep on them, or if they’ll still bed down in the litter at night. I hope to be able to tell in the morning.
1 – “What is this item you call a roost?”
2 – “Does it taste good?”
3 – “Oh, that’s what this is for!”
4 – “Yeah, like whatever, I know what a perch is.”
5 – No roost in this shot, but I don’t seem to get many photos of them standing tall, so I thought it might be interesting.
Gallus gallus domesticus