Hi everyone, we've just moved into a house with a big chicken coop out back, and are now parents to 3 big brown layers from the local egg farm. We're still playing games each night to get them into the inner sanctum of the roost, which is a bit run down so I want to rebuild it. My question is, what do they seem to like best to roost on? I guess the obvious choices would be dowel, plastic pipe, real tree branches or timber slats, but what do they generally prefer and what sort of diameter/width should it be? Also, do they like to roost on the same level or should we provide multiple levels? (Nothing's too good for our breakfast makers...) We found them roosting on the 5 foot slat fence last night, thankfully they didn't decide to check out the neighbour's yard but they obviously weren't too uncomfortable even on the relatively sharp edge of the vertical slats. We may get a couple more birds in the future too but there's plenty of room.