Okay ya'll I've invented a roost and I feel that it is the bomb as far as roost go. It's rust proof, rain proof, rot proof and best of all it's chicken proof !However... I don't have pics yet, will soon though. My DH says I should patent it before I reveal it. I don't know how to patent anything. Any clues? Whose to say,...somebody may already have had this brainstorm... but it is totally neat. I was fed up with the ole branches and blocks thing. Since my kids have gotten so pudgy, they were knocking the things down. So I got out pen and pad and started brainstorming. In 5 minutes I had the plans made and put it into action this weekend. The chickies were afraid of it at first, then they realized..."Hey, Mom made us a new roost, she really loves us." And they hopped right on up.