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post #21 of 33

Oh my goodness, that is different.  I have a few that stay on the coop bottom but they are 3 months old. I figure they will follow along with the others soon.

Retired Army (25 yrs), Married 4 grown kids, 3 grandkids, 1 dog, 1 cat, 5 finch, 20 fish and 14 Harleys and lost count of chickens...

I raise Heritage LF (Single Comb) RIRs. Fogle Line, Black Jersey Giants

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Retired Army (25 yrs), Married 4 grown kids, 3 grandkids, 1 dog, 1 cat, 5 finch, 20 fish and 14 Harleys and lost count of chickens...

I raise Heritage LF (Single Comb) RIRs. Fogle Line, Black Jersey Giants

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post #22 of 33

my girls have 2x4s and they sit on the 4 inch side so they can sit on there feet to keep warm. also the roost is carpeted .

post #23 of 33

Now that is plum spoiled. I bet those are some happy chickens!

Retired Army (25 yrs), Married 4 grown kids, 3 grandkids, 1 dog, 1 cat, 5 finch, 20 fish and 14 Harleys and lost count of chickens...

I raise Heritage LF (Single Comb) RIRs. Fogle Line, Black Jersey Giants

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Retired Army (25 yrs), Married 4 grown kids, 3 grandkids, 1 dog, 1 cat, 5 finch, 20 fish and 14 Harleys and lost count of chickens...

I raise Heritage LF (Single Comb) RIRs. Fogle Line, Black Jersey Giants

WYGS SWAP PAGE:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=80874-my-swaptrade-page  celebrate.gif

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post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by 202roosterlane View Post

Now that is plum spoiled. I bet those are some happy chickens!



yeah, they love there roosts. and I will change the carpeting out this spring even though they have never ever pooped on them. happy girls give happy eggs LOL

post #25 of 33

nothing beats free!

2 black sex link, 2 buff orpington, 2 New Hampshire red, 2 Ameracauna.

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2 black sex link, 2 buff orpington, 2 New Hampshire red, 2 Ameracauna.

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post #26 of 33

Do you just lay the branch on the ground?

 

post #27 of 33

This may be a foolish question, but...  For those of you using limbs/branches, how are you attaching them to your coop? I'm planning on doing a combination of 2x4s and branches, but I'm not sure the best way to go about attaching everything.

Patti - Ringleader to two crazy boys, plus a new princess.

Chicken Math strikes again...  11 hens, 1 rooster, 3 pullets, 17 chicks, and more in the 'bator.

Fur-mama to Dodger, Oliver, and Cici. Foster dog-mama to many!

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Patti - Ringleader to two crazy boys, plus a new princess.

Chicken Math strikes again...  11 hens, 1 rooster, 3 pullets, 17 chicks, and more in the 'bator.

Fur-mama to Dodger, Oliver, and Cici. Foster dog-mama to many!

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post #28 of 33

Hi, 

We are also wondering how to attach roosts so that they are safe. Also, does anyone know what kind of roosts would be best for Black Australorps, Cherry Eggers and Plymouth Rocks? We ordered 5 of each, (and the extra one they sent us survived also, a Plymouth Rock). :-) They are 1,5 month old and going out to the coop next week. Woods surround our house so we have enough branches to choose from, but which and how thick for our type of hens?

The carpet idea sounds good, is it safe? 

Thank you :)

 

post #29 of 33

I use 2X4s wide side up for roost bars.  One thing I would highly recommend is to make the roosts easily removable.  It helps as far as cleaning them, and the rest of the coop with them out of the way.  You can fit the boards over dowels,  or make  slots for the boards to fit in.  See pg4 of the link below to check out the removable roost boards in my coop.

Jack


 

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post #30 of 33

thank you for the reply, your chicken coop looks great.
 

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