Chicken Roost???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fishin1215, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. fishin1215

    fishin1215 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Oct 18, 2009
    Should you have a chicken roost in your coupe, and if so what is the best material to use? 2x4, 2x2

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    601
    2
    121
    Aug 17, 2009
    Monroe, North Carolina
    [​IMG]

    Most everyone has a roost in the coop. Usually a 2x4. In the colder parts of the country they turn the 2x4 with the 4 inch side up so the chickens can keep their toes warm. I'm thinking at least 10 inches between the wall and the roost, and how high it is depends on what kind of chickens you have.

    I've never had silkies but I understand that they don't always use a roost. I used to have some really big Jersey giants, and they liked to step up on the roost from the floor, so I had their roost just a few inches high. They were pretty lazy, though.

    You have chickens yet? What kind? Or what kind are you wanting???

    curiosity killed the cat![​IMG]
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,852
    32
    249
    May 23, 2009
    DFW
    I use tree branches from the trees in my yard.
     
  4. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    694
    2
    141
    Feb 7, 2009
    New York STATE
    DEFINETLY 2x4, if you have a circular one they curl their toes around the branch to hold on, and that way their tes can freze in the winter. Some people say that it is easier for them to hold on with a circular one but i dont think it is at all, it is just as easy to hold onto a 2x4. Hope i helped!


    ~Trista~


    And..... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 18, 2009
  5. fishin1215

    fishin1215 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Oct 18, 2009
    Thanks for all the help. I will puting a roost toggether tomorrow. I'm sure my girls will be pleased wit the addition to the coop.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by