How wide should your roost be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by missychicky, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    I am turning a storage shed into a coop and need to know this.
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    No narrower than 2" -- 3-5" is comfortable for most birds. And at least 8-12" of roost length per bird.

    Good luck, have fun,

  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Could I get away with a 2 x 1 board for Sebrights? They're awfully small.... I'm fixing up a plastic Little Tyke Playhouse for a banty "coop" and I have the PERFECT piece of wood for a roost if that will do for bantam breeds.

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