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Roost question about materials

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could I use an old large grill grate for the roost area? I plan on putting it on a frame and putting it over a tray for easy clean up. Do you think that will be fine?


    Only planning on having about 4-6 hens and 1 roo.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I assume you are talking about a metal grate. I don't know where you live, but I would not. I would be concerned about the metal being too cold for their feet in the winter. It could freeze their feet.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'd avoid metal. Just a scrap length of 2x4 with a tray below it will work fine...even a big ol dead tree branch (about 3 inches thick) would work... You will want 10-12 inches of roost length per LF bird though, so plan accordingly.
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks
     

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