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Chicken perch bars

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

  1. chickenboy107

    chickenboy107 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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. http://www.ebay.com/itm/L-FREESTAND...aultDomain_0&hash=item20b5fcfc2b#ht_739wt_692

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/S-FREESTAND...aultDomain_0&hash=item1e6072b3bd#ht_500wt_709
     
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  3. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds like wooden 2x4 roosts turned wide side up.
     
  4. luvmyEs

    luvmyEs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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