I Need Pictures of LADDER ROOSTS and What would you use?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Boo, May 11, 2010.

  1. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Glenn Dale, MD
    Our coop is almost finished. I need to show the very capable handy man a picture of ladder roosts. I tried to find some, but I do not seem to be able to locate any and I have to get back to my work that I am getting paid for.

    I remember that someone had the BRILLIANT idea of putting the roost on hinges so that it could be lifted and attached to the ceiling for easy cleaning underneath. Does anyone remember this or are you that person? I would really like to emulate that.

    Also, I found this and am considering pilfering this idea, as well.




    What do you think of this idea?

    I need to decide in a day or two. I am looking for opinions and ideas.


    BTW, here is the coop so far, if that helps with your thoughts. I will be posting more pictures tonight. The shingles are being put on in a race with the rain.


    Chicken Boo
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC

    This is what we built. And you are right, putting it on hinges would have helped a lot! I constantly bang my head when I clean it out or try to retrieve oopsie eggs or chickens. I know what you are talking about but you will have to search in the archives for it.
  3. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2010
    I had saved this page from an interesting website just to duplicate this design:


    (Scroll down to "New Roosts" and click on the thumbnail to get an enlarged picture. It seems to be what you're looking for. [​IMG]
  4. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Glenn Dale, MD
    Thanks Nadine and calista. Those help.

    Any other opinions out there?
  5. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Glenn Dale, MD
  6. Gardengirl Sandi

    Gardengirl Sandi Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    I read some of the responses but most were regarding the roosts themselves. My roosts seems fine my 6 chickens BUT they all sit on the very top and attempt to fly down (and out if the bottom hatch to their run is open. Some of them can make it but some fall short and just barely hit the bottom of the coop before they hit the wall [​IMG] The chicks are 9 weeks old now and getting bigger by the second. One of chicks is a buff brahma and really struggles to get off the roost. I am thinking if I add an actual ladder somewhere that would help (?) I am totally open for ideas, suggestions. HELP.


    Gardengirl Sandi
  7. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Amy........how far off the back wall is your third roost pole. I like what you've done.
  9. Chicks & Guineas

    Chicks & Guineas Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 3, 2011

    I used 2x4s cut in half down the middle then cut the corners off to make them sort of 8-sided/rounded. Then I just screwed a board to each end and put some legs on so it stands up off of the floor. Then the whole thing is screwed to another board with some hinges on the wall so I can flip it up out of the way.
    My guineas and chickens have been using it for about 7 years now. (The floor isn't quite that clean anymore.)
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  10. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    See my BYC page for pics of my setup-------built over 20 years ago with a pivoted roost suspended from the ceiling. I have a cable and pulley system run over to the door that is counterweighted so I can pull up the ladder roost easy.

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