Do roosts have to be level?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by furbabymum, May 23, 2012.

  1. furbabymum

    furbabymum Songster

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    Because I'm in trouble if they do!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    No, they don't, but it's probably better for the chicken. If they're a little bit off, I'm sure it's fine.
     
  3. Well there's out of level and then there's OUT OF LEVEL...so which is it? [​IMG]
     
  4. furbabymum

    furbabymum Songster

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    It has a slight grade to it. It's not like this /. Just the barn I've converted has the cross support beams at different levels on each side. So it'd be a slight grade to every single roost unless I go out and do something magical.
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

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    That will be fine. I find they always squabble at roost time even if the roosts are all level. They all want the best spot!
     

  6. This "/" was hilarious...[​IMG]
     
  7. Chicks and Bees

    Chicks and Bees In the Brooder

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    This sounds like a stupid question, but, In nature, would a chicken roost in a tree? What tree is level?
     
  8. furbabymum

    furbabymum Songster

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    I wish I had a picture of these trees we saw at a nursery recently. They were apple trees and they'd been formed to grow up like a ladder, perfectly straight branches. ;)
     

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