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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bbanny, May 19, 2012.
RE there any particular perch size? I read not to get rounded bur peolpe I talk to have rounded.
Roosts can certainly be round, similar to tree branches. In fact, many people makes the roosts from 3" (7cm) diameter tree branches. Others, just turn a 2x3 on it's side, flat side up, and use that.
All my perches are tree limbs. They prefer the bigger ones, around six inch diameter, the smaller ones are good for climbing. I don't bother removing the bark since it adds grip, they seem comfortable.
The roosts in my coop are tree branches that have the bark shaved off (they're easier to clean without the bark). Chickens really like the natural bumps, curves and twists on tree branches because they can get higher or lower depending on how varied the curves on a branch are. It makes them feel like true Jungle Fowl!
Thank you all.