Building roosts for my chicks--questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AnnieOK, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. AnnieOK

    AnnieOK Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 31, 2011
    Southcentral Oklahoma
    Good morning all!

    Need to build a roost set-up for the chicks. I can hammer nails and that's about it. Was thinking of having the local lumberyard cut the lumber for me, I just need to tell them what I need. I don't have any official plans, but have been picturing it in my mind. Seems like I need two 'triangles' at the ends, then with the bars/poles going across in a stairstep/ladder way. I had been toying with the idea of using branches cut to the right length and somehow fastening/hanging them from the walls as it seemed like that would be a fairly simple thing to do.

    I'm not lazy, just don't have a lot of carpenter skills or tools.

    Any suggestions and advice appreciated. I will get out there in a bit and do some measuring. I need for it to be as basic and easy as possible. Thanks! Have a great day everybody!
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    There are a lot of different ways you can do this. I'll show you what I did using tree limbs..

    I drilled holes through the tree limbs and the supports and used large nails to hold them in place. This way they are removable if you want to clean the coop.


  3. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2011
    North Central Texas
    i too am looking for roost solutions. the one i have is too low. ridgerunner, i really like your idea of drilling the holes & dropping a big nail in to hold in place then being able to just pull nail out & remove roost for cleaning. brilliant yet simple.
  4. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    I just used 2X4s, with the wide side up. I slightly rounded the edges. The are placed in a simple framework that allows them to be easily removed. See pg4 of the link below to see them.

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