building a ladder style roost

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by slystr, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to make a roos for my hoop coop. I think that I can take 2X4's and make a ladder to lean up against the back of the coop but I am having a hard time visualzing how to nail the cross boards on so that the birds have the 4" side up to stand on. I could do it easily and have teh 2" side up. Can anyone help me? I am not terribly wood working exoerienced and DH dosent know his way arounf the butt end of a hammer. Thanks
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you thought about just making a long tabe roost?
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    You have to nail them at an angle to the side pieces - like 45 degrees or so depending on how far your ladder will lean.
     
  4. PoultryPromulgator

    PoultryPromulgator Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi.
    Make a 45° ladder with the roosts small side up just as you envision it, then turn it up the other way...
     
  5. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I think I understand.
    EvilGod, I LOVE your avatar!
     
  6. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    For the roost in my hoop coop, we put 2x4 blocks on the outside at roost level and screwed the inside roost to them. The roost is a little less than 3' feet off the ground, and the birds don't need a ladder.
     
  7. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Slystr,
    I just ran across a picture of your hoop coop and what I suggested wouldn't work for you. A saw horse type roost might be good...
     

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