Roost Questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cheeps, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, my hubby and I are working on our first coop for our 6 RIR chicks (about 2 1/2 mo old) and we were wondering...is a wooden broomstick going to be OK for them for roosts? I was worried it might not be wide enough for them. Thanks!
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A 2x4 with the wide side up works best for roosts.
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need to be able to settle their feathers over their feet to keep them warm.

    A broom handle is not wide enough for them to spread their feet out comfortably.

    A 2 x 4 is just the right size, but you can go a little bigger if you want!
     
  4. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great advice, thanks so much!
     
  5. 6mutts

    6mutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have bantams and we used an 8 ft 2x2 post that can be removed for cleaning, seemd to work good
     

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