are my chickens special or something?(roost issue)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stargazingmommy, May 28, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They fall off the roost.
    Doesn't matter if we put them there or they put themselves there. They fall off. Tiki landed on her head after she jumped up on one.
    Bella landed on a duck.
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is your roost made of?
     
  3. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used 1x1's for it. pine
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2x4's turned flat side up....and I have polish!
     
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    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  7. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just about 7 wks I think.
     
  8. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    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.
     
  9. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2
     

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