Bantam Cochin roost question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shelleyb1969, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I've read on here that a lot of people use 2x4's for roosts in the winter. Well, I've got 11 bantam cochin chicks and I'm getting the coop set up for the winter. Is a 1x3 strong enough to support them? I will have 3 roosts available, so hopefully they all won't get on the same one. Also, each roost is only 4 feet long. I saw these at the lumber yard today...they'd definitely be easier to handle/install, plus much lighter weight.
  2. SGM

    SGM Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    I would think it is. I use old branches for roosts. I have 8 RIRs on one. I have them in abundance though. Goats even clean them of bark for me so all I have to do is go collect them and cut down the length.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    One thing I learned...keep all the roosts at the same height or they will ALL roost on the top one [​IMG] All 15 of mine roost on the same roost pole...crazy chickens! One is totally empty!
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    My DH made a roost out of 2x4's and its just like a huge trellis . Works great .
  5. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    A friend of mine made a roost for his cochins that looks like a ladder but a WIDE ladder that way all of them can roost but not one is on top of the other. It is really slick!

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