i am looking to buy roosting poles for my chicken coops/ houses please!! thank you very much, rennea

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ilvsilkiies2012, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. ilvsilkiies2012

    ilvsilkiies2012 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 12, 2012
    [​IMG] hi, iam looking to buy roosting poles for my chicken coops/ houses please asap. thank you very much, rennea.
  2. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2012
    Southwest Desert
    No need to purchase when you can re-purpose. I have seen people use tree branches, 2x lumber, closet poles, wood flag poles etc. Encourage you to use what have on hand and the chickens will be thrilled as long as they can keep their toes covered when they are roosting. Peace :>
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  3. ilvsilkiies2012

    ilvsilkiies2012 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 12, 2012
    thank you very much for giving me that very useful information. i will see what i have outside, and around the house that i can use for roosting poles. thanks again very much, rennea.
  4. hollys chooks

    hollys chooks Chillin' With My Peeps


    This is what my girls roost on. It is 90mm wide (about 3 1/2 inches). The edges are rounded off so there are no sharp bits.
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello again and welcome aboard - I agree with kacklinkelly - reuse if possible! Best of luck!
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    A 2x4 piece of lumber layed with the wide side flat works best for roosting, the flat surface is easy to sit on, the birds don't have to constantly grip, and they can pull their feet up under if it is cold out.
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California, I use natural tree branches, 2x4s and some left over wood tree stakes.
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I use 2x2's for roosting. I have offered 2x4s as mentioned, but they avoided them like the plague. 2x2s or tree branches are the favourites of my birds.

  10. Kristin Brown

    Kristin Brown Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2012
    Arvada, Colorado
    I suggest using lumber or tree branches, like other members mentioned. Do not use PVC or metal piping. Chickens need a roost with texture - which offers a way for them to grip and will not be intensely cold in winter. If you can, try multiple roost levels in a ladder formation. Just be sure it will not interfere with the space you need to move about to adequately clean the coop.

    A tree branch I upcycled for use as a roost:


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