Bamboo roosts?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dixiedoodle, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Good idea or Bad? How lg. should they be for heavy stardard breeds? How long are your roosts??
  2. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Cartersville, GA
    We have Bamboo in our coop as well as branches and the birds roost on it just as much as the branches. No problems so far.
  3. Nefertiti

    Nefertiti In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Whether or not it's a good idea depends more on the size of your birds, and how cold your climate gets. A chicken's roost should be broad enough that their feet (especially toes if it gets cold) will be covered by their own feathers while the bird is sleeping.
  4. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I have two fat pieces of bamboo for daytime roosting, but heavy wooden dowels in their "bedroom" lol!! So far they haven't broken the bamboo but I laughed for days over whoever posted about their fat chickens breaking the roost they were all sitting on!! That image just cracked me up!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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