Bamboo Pirch too slippery

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SilkieCanada, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how to make my bamboo pirch less slippery? Right now its so shiny and slippery.
     
  2. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:maybe sand the gloss off?
     
  3. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:maybe sand the gloss off?

    ok Ill try that.
     
  4. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bamboo is fine. Chickens balance, they don't grip.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    How wide is this bamboo? If it's as small as most I've seen, only a bantam would have good footing on it. What size birds do you have who roost on that?
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Really, what I'd recommend is a two by four piece of lumber placed so the wide side is available for them to sit on. I have 2 x 3s and they work ok but my climate is fairly mild. Their toes should be under their feathers as they sit, and not curled down where they might get frostbite.

    I don't know what your setup is...just my advice! I was able to buy my lumber for a little over a dollar per piece.
     
  7. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have bantam silkie chickens. And the bamboo is pretty thick. Looks just right.

    I also have some 2x4 but its square, I figured round bamboo would be nicer.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    What I use in my bantam coop are 2x2's, sanded with well rounded edges and painted. They work really well for that size bird. No slipping at all.
     
  9. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a product called shark bite that you add to lacquer to give it a 'tooth'. Generally used for stamped and decorative concrete. I use it in stamped concrete shower stalls to seal the concrete. It is a dry silicon based powder. It will mix with just about anything, but lacquer is really tough, if you sand down the roosts, and add fine sand to lacquer you can paint the lacquer and sand mix and it will be like sand paper.
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bamboo in all my coops they love it.[​IMG]
     

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