Better roost!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Silkie2, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This spring I'd like to get new roost, right now they have wooden dowels, and one already broke [​IMG] we might also get more chickens (yep...more.....lol, and hopefully our first ducks this spring [​IMG]) I believe that the roost broke because of the weight, so I'll need something that can support a good amount of hens. what at do you use? Any ideas on what I should get?
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    2" by 4" pieces of lumber work well as roosts. If your birds have smaller feet, you can orient the wood pieces so that the 2" side faces up. Or, you could orient the 4" side up--that can be especially helpful in cold weather, because the birds can sit on their feet on the wood and keep warm.
     
  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have trees around a good, solid branch will do the trick as well.
     
  4. junkman56

    junkman56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    here is a picture of my roost, its a 2x4 with the ends rounded

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  5. Silkie2

    Silkie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! Yeah I think I'll go for the 2x4 this spring . Thanks everyone :)
     

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