Portable Roosts


In the Brooder
Jun 18, 2016
Stonyford, California
I know, it's a simple thing, but I would like to get some ideas for building some small roosts for my chicks to help in transitioning them to the big coop and I'll put them in the temporary transitional brooder (it's almost finished!)
I'm guessing a couple wood rake or broom handles will work, mount them on some kind of end piece, and put them 2-4 inches off the ground. Any other helps would be appreciated.


Nov 28, 2016
Douglas County, Minnesota
I did this yesterday. Had a 1 inch dowel - rake or broom handles would work fine too.

Took a foot long piece of 2x4, and drilled a 1 inch hole in it, centered at 6 inches from either side, 1 3/4 inches centered on the width.

Then I sawed the 2x4 in half at 6 inches, so I had a half-circle hole at the end of each.

Screwed on some shorter still pieces of 2x4 scrap to the bottom (non-half-circle-hole-end) for some stability. Would be better still if I now screwed on a 6 inch (or so) square piece of plywood or other board to the bottoms for more stability still.

Anyway, with the 2 legs spaced apart, set the dowel (broom handle, whatever) in the half-circles, and there you go.

If you don't have a large enough drill bit, a couple V-notches sawed in where the hole would go would do the job just as well.


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Houston, TX
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and if tools are not an option you can rig up some "wood" with zip ties or plain old string.
Chickens don't care about what it looks like..just as long as it will hold them and be stable.
Let us know what you come up with.
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