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post #31 of 36
Mine are not roosting on their own yet. They are about 3 months old. Should I build a ladder from the lower roost to the high? Also we are using 2x2s. Should they b bigger?
post #32 of 36

I'm subscribing because I have the exact same questions you do. I also have 2"x2"'s in there now with 7 week olds. They obviously aren't roosting yet, but they do like to hang out on them sometimes. After reading this thread I'm thinking about swapping them out for 2" x 4"s. I also have 1 higher than the other. Should they be the same height??

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Mom of 3 boys, 2 dogs (Missy and Sassy), 1 cat (Oreo), 1 horse (Belle), 4 EE's (Bones, Chicken Little, Saphira, Smokey), 3 White Leghorns (Foggy, Pearl, Betty) and 3 Buff Orpingtons (Snuffles, FluffyButt, Honey)

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post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by gracejr View Post

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.

I hung one from the rafters with galvanized pipe hangers (I think they were from the plumbing section?). The other has a couple pieces of scrap 2x2 screwed to the wall in a V and the roost just drops into the V -- held in place by gravity.
post #34 of 36
I'm using 2x2's with 2 salvaged pallets. Joined in the shape of an L, 2x2 ladder 6 steps,or roosting boards total my rir's love this
post #35 of 36
Can the 2x4's be treated lumber?
post #36 of 36

Hi do you have any photos of the roosting poles you described?  You said you used pallets and I'm having a hard time picturing how you did it.

 

thanks

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