roost question

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

  1. lilchicklover

    lilchicklover In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    I'm building my first chicken coop and have a question on what to use for the roost. Should I use round wood thingys (sorry I don't know what there called) or 2 by 4s? If I should use 2 by 4s should I put them flat or on there side? Also I live in a semi cold climate (nc) it gets close to freezing rarely if that helps. Thanks:D
  2. colonel sander

    colonel sander Songster

    Apr 25, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    From what I have read 2x4s or 2x3s work the best. Lay them flat so they can roost on the 3 1/2 or 2 1/2 inch side. Also round the edges a little so they are not sharp.

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