Anyone with pics of perches?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HappyPlace, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. HappyPlace

    HappyPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a closed in run for my chicks and as they get older, they want to get higher. I want them to have something to play on keep them entertained since they will be in the pen full-time. I would love to see pics of what others have done for perches in the run. Would anyone like to share? [​IMG]

    Also, I would love to see pics or hear stories of what others use as "toys" to entertain their birds. [​IMG]
     
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine like the Illinois Everbearing Mulberry trees that I planted when I built the Coop. The trees were little 3 foot saplings when I planted them. They are now 30 feet tall with 60 foot spread (glad I planted them far apart) and the chickens love them. They drop well over a ton of food each year in the chicken run and even so, the chickens love to hop-perch their way up the trees to the top even to get the very best mulberry first!.
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  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My main run has three roosts - the ladder roost closest in the picture, a big tree branch (hard to see - but shows in the run doorway), and just a single 2x4 in the far corner.
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    ETA - OP - a ladder roost would work well for you if they're exploring going higher and higher. I want a fruit tree in MY run...lol.
     
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  4. Shayna

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    I'm getting ready to add perches by going out into my woods and getting large branches for them.
     
  5. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No pics but I am using an old wooden ladder and adding 2x4s in various directions. The hens LOVE climbing/flying up in this and hanging out in the rafters.
     
  6. pawsplus

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    Here's mine. I have 1 that's made from a 2x4 through 2 concrete blocks, one that's a 1x3 through the fence, and 2 that are attached to the central post. As yet I've never seen anyone use the ones on the post, but they've only been there a few mos. [​IMG]

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  7. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wow Crystal...I can't believe the grass in your run! Is that a photo when the run was first completed, or does it still have the grass??

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  8. Shayna

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    Quote:I would love to have an old barn ladder for mine, but no luck so far finding one...
     
  9. HappyPlace

    HappyPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine like the Illinois Everbearing Mulberry trees that I planted when I built the Coop. The trees were little 3 foot saplings when I planted them. They are now 30 feet tall with 60 foot spread (glad I planted them far apart) and the chickens love them. They drop well over a ton of food each year in the chicken run and even so, the chickens love to hop-perch their way up the trees to the top even to get the very best mulberry first!.

    Those trees look HUGE! How old are they? I would love a tree in the run, but the closest I could get would be a pruned down Japanese Maple. It's not a tall run (only 6 feet) and it's covered. Maybe a bush... [​IMG]


    My main run has three roosts - the ladder roost closest in the picture, a big tree branch (hard to see - but shows in the run doorway), and just a single 2x4 in the far corner.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37862_june_24_023.jpg

    ETA - OP - a ladder roost would work well for you if they're exploring going higher and higher. I want a fruit tree in MY run...lol.

    I like the ladder idea. How did you attach it to the run wall? Or is it just leaned up against it? I can't tell by the pic, either; is that branch just put through the fencing?


    I like your set up, pawsplus. [​IMG] What do you have planted by the center pole? Was it something planted for your chickens to eat or just enjoy?


    Does anyone have anything like a cat-tower in their run? Maybe without the carpeting? [​IMG]
     
  10. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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