New roost pics(Thanks for the ideas)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fancypants4569, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Fancypants4569

    Fancypants4569 In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2008
    Prineville, Oregon
    Well, DH is off hunting so no better time to sneak into his tools and do a project [​IMG] Ive been looking here for different ideas for roosts. I had an angled one, but every night all the chickens where pushing and shoving for the top roost, some gave up and roosted someplace in the run and I dont want that. I would like to see everyone happy when its time for them to roost (Picky, spoiled chickens!) So here are some pics of me and one of the twins puttin the new roost together. Let me know what ya all think and hopefully by tonight all the chicky's will be sleeping peacefully. Ill up date when I go check on them tonight.
    Thank you for all the ideas and pics that people post !!! With out you Id still be afriad to use power tools!!! LOL!!!
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Great job! [​IMG]
  3. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    you go girl... great job
  4. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    Great job. I think level roost works out best. Will
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Holy cow, how many chickens do you have? That is alot of roost space. Wonderful job! BRAVO ! ! [​IMG]

    Do you have cardboard on the walls? I was thinking of using that on the walls of one of my coops. Do you have any problems with it?
  6. Fancypants4569

    Fancypants4569 In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2008
    Prineville, Oregon
    Well, they didnt get the hang of the new roost last night. Went out and they were looking up and I could tell by the look in their eye's they were saying "How the heck am I suppose to get up there." So we had to take all of them and put them up there. I sure hope they get the hang of the ladder....
    And yes I used coragated cardbourd to insulate. We had a bunch of boxes from moving and didnt really have the money for buying insulation for the chicken house. So I figured Id try out the boxes. Im amazed at how well it did work. I still have a little bit to finish, but there is little drafts now and when I walk in it actually feels alot warmer than it is outside.
    I have 29 chickens, and maybe plan to add a few more here and there [​IMG] So I wanted to make a roost big enough so I didnt have to mess with it later. Any way, the pics are from last night when I went to check on them, and my daughter and I tucking them in for the night, since they werent figuring out the ladder.


  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Great job!!!!! They'll get the hang of it...they just have to get used to the change and realize the ladder is right there.....Beautiful chickens [​IMG]
  8. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    I really love this roost, I think I may make one just like it. [​IMG] Did they get the hang of it yet?
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Nice job!!!!!
  10. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
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