1. harleymomo

    harleymomo New Egg

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    Does anyone have pics or ideals for building a roost
     
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try posting it in the Coop and Run Design and Construction forum, you'll get a lot more responses there! [​IMG] I'll ask a moderator to move it for you. And welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    [​IMG] A 2x2 works great for a quick, cheap roost pole.
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    here we go

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    I hopr it will help you.

    Omran
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    here we go

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    I hopr it will help you.

    Omran
     
  6. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Thanks for asking and thanks for the pictures!!!!

    I needed an idea of what to do about a roost and did not have a clue.
     
  7. midwife mama

    midwife mama Out Of The Brooder

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    In one of those photos the roost looks fairly high off the ground? Do the chickens fly up there or hop up? What is an ideal height above ground?
     
  8. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    If ya have big heavy girls, ya gotta put the roost low, like 12-15", maybe in steps like Omran posted. Lighter breeds can roost higher.
     
  9. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry its sideways but as you can see i wrapped my frame with 1 in chicken wire the installed my roosts it keeps the chickens out of the litter. to do this you have to install a trap door like mine for access but i collect 90% of my litter here
     
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I like a 2x4, wide side up, 18" from the wall. I also like to gently round the edges, to make it more comfortable for the chickens' feet.

    Not putting it too high makes it easier on the chickens legs, feet and joints, when they jump down. It needs to be higher than the nest boxes, though, to discourage them from roosting and pooping in the boxes.
     

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