Roosting Questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenscratch, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2007
    I built a roosting "branch for my chickens. I have 2 questions
    -Does the roosting branch need to be round or is a piece of wood in the shape of a rectangle 1 inch X 1/2 inch ok
    -How high should the roosting branch be off the ground?

  2. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    The roost does not have to be round. I have some that prefer "flat".
    As to height, can you ever really get it high enough? [​IMG]
    I placed my (main) roost 4 feet from the floor, 4 of my chickens roost there, the other 3 go the additional 4 feet to the rafters.
    Whatever makes them happy! [​IMG]

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