roost designs

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Happyhenz, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Happyhenz

    Happyhenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi all im after some ideas on what sort of timber roosts to make for chooks.
    I have 15 chickens if that helps.

    Cheers happyhenz
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    We cut tree branches down that were fat enough for their feet. They love them and look good being all natural.
     
  3. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    We did wooden closet poles.

    We attached them with the closet holders and them screwed them into the holder to keep them from rolling on our hens.

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  4. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is ours. Just 2x4's




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  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    this is my roost I have it close off so they don't walk in it

    I have straw & wood chips under but next time I clean out I think I will put sand under the roost

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  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
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  7. Nyna

    Nyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I first stated chickening, I read you should use a skinny roost. About the size of a broomstick. Then I heard to go bigger cause small diameter can curl their feet. My roost is about the diameter of a baseball bat and they really like it. No feet problems or anything.
     

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