pictures of roosts in chicken run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by frizzleman74, May 7, 2011.

  1. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im building my chicken run right now and i need ideas of roosts to put up and how to put them up, should i do branches or 2 x 4s... the roost in the coop is a 2 x 4. Also how tall should they be off the ground, the run is 5 ft tall, I'm thinking one lower roost and one higher one. Thanks
     
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can look at the roost on my BYC page pics. I pivot mine to make compost removal easy.
     
  3. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my coop roost! The girls LOVE them, but all like to smoosh together on the very top roost [​IMG]

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  4. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did 1x3 in a half octagon shape. But for some reason they all like to sit on the right side, the shortest bar together. [​IMG] They squeeze in a 18 inch space, and leave the other 6 feet just sitting there. Silly chickens.
     
  5. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i also have another question for the 2 x 4s mine are not flat the 2 inches is what the chickens are roosting on...should i change that? or does it not really matter
     

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