Bantam Cochin roost question

shelleyb1969

Star Bright Farm
11 Years
Jul 24, 2008
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Brown City, Michigan (Thumb)
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.
 

SGM

Songster
11 Years
Aug 18, 2008
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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.
 

Hangin Wit My Peeps

AutumnBreezeChickens.com
11 Years
Apr 20, 2008
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Birnamwood, Wisconsin
One thing I learned...keep all the roosts at the same height or they will ALL roost on the top one
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All 15 of mine roost on the same roost pole...crazy chickens! One is totally empty!
 

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