Roost

kj7ty

In the Brooder
12 Years
Jan 20, 2008
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0
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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
 

Texas Fluffy Feet

Songster
11 Years
Feb 20, 2008
229
4
131
Arlington, TX
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?
 

patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
12,520
401
341
Ontario, Canada
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
 

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