1. coolchange

    coolchange Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, this is another one of my crazy questions! I just completed a new coop and in the process of adding more perches. My question is can a perch consist of a 2x4 mounted sideways or does it need to be a round piece of wood like a dowel rod? Sorry for my ignorance. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    You can use a 2x4 and if it gets really cold where you live, you might even want to have it with the wide side up, so they cover their toes when they roost. We always round off the sharp edges. DH used a router this year, which was super easy. I think I filed the last ones! [​IMG]
     
  3. coolchange

    coolchange Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks WoodlandWoman for the idea. I live in north Florida but we do get some pretty cold nights. Last year we were in the upper 20's which for us is extremley cold. Thanks for the suggestion!
     

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