Joined a couple months ago. I'm building an 8 footx8 foot coop. Will have 6 external access nesting boxes, and I plan to house around8-10 chickens. I bought them from a fellow worker that has been raising chickens for a long time. He is keeping them until I get my ccop finished. They are this years hatch, and are starting to lay. They are a mix of New Hampshire and Red Sexlinks. I just have one question right now. What is the best roosting perch for the birds? I've read about everything from sticks to 2 x 4's. I'm thinking 2x4's with well rounded edges would be best. Any opinions would be appreciated. Lots of good reading on this site! Looking so forward to getting my chickens home, I'm close!