Anyone have pictures of their roosts?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nicole01, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Now that my chicks are fully integrated, it's time to take the dog kennel out and build a roost. I have one chick that will not be able to fly very high. My Cochin frizzle is very heavy and feathers are curled.

    I only have 5 feet for the width, so I was thinking a multi level roost? I search the Internet, but I'm not really seeing any good ideas. I have 8 chicks and my coop is 12x5x8.

    Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry no pics but you should be able to come up with something. Multi-level roosts are a good idea. Chickens roost together so you want to make sure they have room and options. I have 3 roosts and they all perfer the higher. They use the lower to jump up onto the higher ones and for gazing out the window. Place them so you yourself have easy access in/out of the coop, not banging your head or always ducking under the roosts. You also want to place them were they're droppings won't be landing in their feed/water. Chickens poop alot when roosting and most of my bird's droppings acculumate below the roosts. Good luck designing. I'm sure whatever you come up with your chickens will like.
     
  3. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you posted this... I have been trying to do some researching on how to make a "real" roost (with little success)... Mine are still young and have been so called roosting on the old brooder box I have in the coop... It is really time to break it down and use the wood for roosts.

    Great topic!!!
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] One of these is on hinger so it will be easier to clean the floor .Those a poop borads underneath to catch the nighttime poo.
     
  5. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So you just hinged the top and they sit flush on the ground?

    Love your little buff up on the top with the big girl [​IMG] We only have 2 pullets out of our 6 straight run chicks [​IMG]
     
  6. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Our new silkie coop has an old ladder we had layng around.You can also use tree branches,2x4`s
     
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes hinger the top.Those are buff orpington babies that I got last year to put under that black sexlink that weny broody,she sat on golf balls untill they came,then I went out at night and pulled the golf balls and slipped those babies under her,she was a great mom.
     
  8. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is mine...simple enough for my 5 girls...funny thing is, it is almost 6 foot long and they only sleep on the ends....silly birds. I guess they will use more of it as they get older and larger.

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  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for the pictures!

    I was thinking of grabbing some skinny trees from the back woods. We have plenty wood either way. I love the pictures. [​IMG]
     
  10. seanb

    seanb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Photo turned on its side... sorry.

    Our chickens are a few weeks away from moving in so we don't yet know if they'll like it.

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