Hey, BYCers! I'm in need of advice on how large to make perches/roosting areas/pieces of wood for large hens. Let me know what you use -- how large or big around are your pieces of wood? How far off the bottom of the coop is the lowest perch? WHat spacing do you use between perches? I have 20 standard hens and some (orps) are really big. The system we use is 1.5 inch diameter wood curtain rods that are screwed to 2x4s. The hens have to hop up about 12 inches to get to the lower level and another 12 inches again to the upper level. Are these too high? Spaced too far? Are the perches to small in diameter? Just seems like the big hens wobble and are not totally comfortable with the jostling that takes place as everyone finds their spot - and are hesitant to get down in the am. We've added a side ladder to ease getting onto the lowest level and back down, and have replaced 1/2 of the perches with flat pieces of wood that are 2.5 inches front to back - and I want to see if there is anything else I can do to make it feel more stable to the big gals. Than ks in advance for any help/pics you might provide!