So, I went out to our brush pile and picked out a nice branch for the girls to roost on. I took off all the bark, it was kind of nasty and I would like to put this in our temporary coop for my ladies. The wood is damp. Is it okay to put this in there now or should I wait for it to dry out? There were some signs of damage to the branch from insects, or what have you. However, I did not see any critters while removing the bark. I want to jazz up the space now! We currently have our girls in a chicken tractor in the garage. It is not safe to have outdoors and the hubby has not completed the new coop yet. The ladies are 6 1/2 weeks old and only a few will go upstairs in the coop to roost. They do like to sit on the feeder, waterer and the lip of the cat box filled with sand for dusting. Our small roost we had in the brooder box is too small for all 16 gals. What say you? Should I wait or can I toss it in today? This seems like a silly question, but I'm fairly new and everyone seems to avoid anything damp like the plague. It will likely have to rest on some of the shavings. Thanks for the help!