Natural vs. manufactured perches

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChocoClover, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. ChocoClover

    ChocoClover Out Of The Brooder

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    My family and I recently built a very nice coop. It is an A-frame. 1/3 of it is the actual coop part, and the rest is a greenhouse with a plastic cover. All we need to add are the perches. I don't know if I should use sticks or milled wood. Does anyone know?
     
  2. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sticks are cheaper, more natural
     
  3. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Natural tree branches with about 2-3" diameter are the most natural for the hens, and they will cover their toes when they are on round wooden branches. That is what I have on all my coops
     

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