Chicken perch bars

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenboy107, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. chickenboy107

    chickenboy107 Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2012
    Well i have a chicken coop and it has no perch bars just wood should i put a perch bar inside or not but i also have a pvc
    perch bar outside in the run will the chicken sleep outside and is pvc a good thing to use as a perch
  2. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2011
    I believe the chickens natural desire is to sleep on a perch. I would put something in the coop for that purpose. I just find sticks and boards to use. I have never tried PVC. I have heard some people use other material, such as metal, but I would think the chicks would want a material they can grasp. It is also sometimes helpful, if you can do it, to put something under the perch to catch the poop, makes cleaning a bit easier.

    Someone on ebay makes free standing perches.
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  3. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    My birds like wooden 2x4 roosts turned wide side up.
  4. luvmyEs

    luvmyEs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    Glad I found this! I can make this for my silkies and get them and their LF chicks out of the nest boxes at night.
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