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Well i have a chicken coop and it has no perch bars just wood should i put a perch bar inside or not but i also have a pvc

perch bar outside in the run will the chicken sleep outside and is pvc a good thing to use as a perch

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I believe the chickens natural desire is to sleep on a perch. I would put something in the coop for that purpose. I just find sticks and boards to use. I have never tried PVC. I have heard some people use other material, such as metal, but I would think the chicks would want a material they can grasp. It is also sometimes helpful, if you can do it, to put something under the perch to catch the poop, makes cleaning a bit easier. 

 

Someone on ebay makes free standing perches. http://www.ebay.com/itm/L-FREESTANDING-PERCH-FOR-CHICKEN-COOP-HEN-HOUSE-RUNS-/140492209195?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b5fcfc2b#ht_739wt_692

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/S-FREESTANDING-PERCH-FOR-CHICKEN-COOP-HEN-HOUSE-RUNS-/130467148733?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6072b3bd#ht_500wt_709

Stephanie in VA  3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 14 chickens- hens: 2 leghorns, 2 golden comets,         2 australorps, 2 barred rocks, 1 NH Red, 1 LF buff brahma. Roosters: LF light brahma, 2 bantam cochins (1 black/multi colored frizzle, and one buff/red colored) blue orpington. My neighbors RIR rooster has recently moved in. I guess he is staying too 

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Stephanie in VA  3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 14 chickens- hens: 2 leghorns, 2 golden comets,         2 australorps, 2 barred rocks, 1 NH Red, 1 LF buff brahma. Roosters: LF light brahma, 2 bantam cochins (1 black/multi colored frizzle, and one buff/red colored) blue orpington. My neighbors RIR rooster has recently moved in. I guess he is staying too 

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My birds like wooden 2x4 roosts turned wide side up.

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I believe the chickens natural desire is to sleep on a perch. I would put something in the coop for that purpose. I just find sticks and boards to use. I have never tried PVC. I have heard some people use other material, such as metal, but I would think the chicks would want a material they can grasp. It is also sometimes helpful, if you can do it, to put something under the perch to catch the poop, makes cleaning a bit easier. 

 

Someone on ebay makes free standing perches. http://www.ebay.com/itm/L-FREESTANDING-PERCH-FOR-CHICKEN-COOP-HEN-HOUSE-RUNS-/140492209195?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b5fcfc2b#ht_739wt_692

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/S-FREESTANDING-PERCH-FOR-CHICKEN-COOP-HEN-HOUSE-RUNS-/130467148733?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6072b3bd#ht_500wt_709

Glad I found this! I can make this for my silkies and get them and their LF chicks out of the nest boxes at night.

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