1. stephen.williams

    stephen.williams In the Brooder

    What type of perch do chickens require?? flat or round?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Flat is much better for their feet and weight distribution.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Round*ed* is okay though. Like for instance a 4" diameter round fencepost, or rasping or routering the corners of a 2x4.

    Pat
     
  4. krjwaj

    krjwaj Songster

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    I read in a "chicken book" that when its cold outisde, a flat perch is more practical because the hens can sit on their feet to keep them warm!
     
  5. poopcoop

    poopcoop Songster

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    I went out and cut down some small oak trees. I predrilled them and screwed them to the walls in the corners. Did not cost a thing and all my chickens seem to love them.

    Ray
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

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    In our current coop they have rounded (well tree branches) and in the coop that we are building will be flat so they can keep warm better in the winter.
     
  7. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

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    We use different sizes of branches from our pruning of our trees, since we have different size chickens and chicks.
     
  8. ashyannehand

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    I used 1X2's that were left over from a project. They work great and are flat enought that the chickens can hunch down without difficulty.

    Good Luck! [​IMG]
     

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