Quote:I may have to do that.... these guys aren't getting it at all...
I used pallets for 2 walls, the other two connect to the shed, I did spy on them and caught them roosting on the low ledge in front of the door. Maybe they are just afraid of heights?
My thought would be a 1x2 is the smallest I would go and that would be for a Bantam. In my experience chickens do not really roost in the true sense of the word but rather sit on their feet. I have Belgium's that are happy with 1X2's and Austro's Americana's that don't deal with anything well other than a 2x4 laid flat.
I have some tolbunt polish that are around 12 weeks and they sleep on top of a box. THey haven't even thought about roosting yet. I would put something wider and lower than you have now and see if that doesn't help. At least they aren't polish! LOL