1. lovin my girls

    lovin my girls Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Is a 3 1/2 inch board too wide for our hens to roost on at night? We thought this would be good especially in the winter so they could sit on their feet to keep them warm, but wanted to make sure.

    Thank you for any help in this.
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    That seems to be the standard reason for having a wide roosting board!
     
  3. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right. Lots of folks here use 2x4's laid flat, which makes a three and a half inch roost. It's sort of the most often recommended size. Especially in cold climates ... so the chickens can settle down on their toes and get them snuggled into the feathers and stay warm.
     
  4. farmer_lew

    farmer_lew Hi-Tech Redneck

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