Freestanding perch (roost)?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by countrygirl4513, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

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    I need ideas on a free standing perch for my chicken run. My birds roost out of the house. Keep in mind the top perch at present is 8ft off the ground. I have to have at least 3 rungs.
     
  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

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    I read perches can be hung on chains!

    This also seems to help cut down on bordom! [​IMG]
     
  3. schmism

    schmism Songster

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    how handy?

    got an old swing set to press into service?

    4x4 post with some 2x3 screwed to it... like a telephone pole

    trees around?
     
  4. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    If it has to be freestanding do a-frame like swing set more of a pyramid ffour sides of roosting area. Does it have to be 8 ft off ground? because to get that height you will need12+ft boards for framework you could do a feeding station type thing with framework on top of table and food water underneith.
     
  5. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

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    I can't quite visualize what you mean. What about saw horses?
     
  6. mdbucks

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    I thought I knew what you were talking bout, now I dont know for sure post a picture of what you got, and are you adding to it or starting over, or.....................
     
  7. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

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    mdbucks, Now I will get the chance to reply [​IMG]
    But you already know from the other post that I already took care of it. No, this brainstorm turned out totally different from your suggestion. But thanks all, for the help!
     

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