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  1. Want2Bfarm

    Want2Bfarm In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2014
    I used 2" round dowels in my coop. My Chickens have been using them at night. Reading a lot of post on here about the winter and see people saying to use flat roosts(like 2*4). What is better?
  2. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chirping

    Sep 11, 2012
    Hi there. I use Round hazel bout inch and a half in diameter.

    Comes from coppiced hazel so varies a bit in diameter. I have over 300 birds and they are all fine on it.

    Interestingly when i started out many years ago an old timer told me never to use flat perches.

    I suspect that as long as they have rounded edges and are strong enough to support the birds ( i have some quite large ladies.) without breaking that will be fine.


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