Natural wood roosts?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Oghdoff, May 25, 2011.

  1. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone think it's a bad idea to use tree branches for roosts? [​IMG]
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search on the BYC site as I remember reading need to take off bark?
     
  3. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use them aplenty in my run. The naked trees are approximately 4" - 5" across. The girls love them. I use sideways 2x4"s in the coop. They like those too.
     
  4. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found the thread. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    You don't *have* to take off the bark, but it does make them waaaaayyyy easier to clean [​IMG]

    I have some 2x4 roosts and some tree-branch ones, and the chickens seem to like them both the same. And of course the tree branches are free [​IMG] (Of course if you look around you can find free 2x4s too, but they can be used for more other things than tree branches can [​IMG])

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

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