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    kj7ty Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm still real green at this. Just got my coop built, and I was wondering if the roost needs to be round, or can you use something like a 2X2 or a 2X4?

    Thanks for the help. Mike
     
  2. line-rat

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    From what i have read here. 2x4 they are wide enough for the birds to stand on and can cover there feet when it is cold.
     
  3. kj7ty

    kj7ty Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the info. I was having a heck of a time finding a 2" diameter wooden roost.

    Have a good one.
     
  4. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering this too. All the pics I've seen on here seem to have the 2x4 with the skinny side up- in other words the 2" side. If that's the case a 2x2 would work just as well right?
     
  5. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Ours are 2X2 pieces of wood. It works just fine.
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Cold-winter areas are where it is more worthwhile giving them the 4" side of the 2x4 to roost on... makes it easier to completely tuck feathers all around the toes. A 2x3 also works fine for my hens, dunno whether there might be larger-footed ones out there though.

    If frostbite is not a serious issue then it may not matter which way you have the 2x4.

    Pat
     
  7. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    We use a 2x2, and round the edges with a sander.
     
  8. kj7ty

    kj7ty Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I went with the 2x4, with the wide side up. Seems to work just fine. Thanks for the info everyone. Mike
     

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