Roosts ouside for chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by judygood46, May 20, 2012.

  1. judygood46

    judygood46 Hatching

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    I am a newbie to raising backyard chicken and I thank all for this site. We have an enclosed area with a coop for are 7 week old Rhode Island reds. Do I need roosts or anything in there area to roost on?
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Yes your birds will need a roost inside thier coop, to sleep on at night.
    As far as in their run, a roost is not needed.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    My Coop
    [​IMG]& [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Just don't put it up to high to start. You can move it higher as they age. :thumbsup
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    You don't need a roost in the run, but your birds may enjoy one ;)
     
  8. Welcome!! They do not need it outside but mine love to roost outside before they go in and preen...
     
  9. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Songster

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    Glad to meet you! BYC is such a great site!

    My girls like having different level places to hang out during the day. Sometimes they dig down into the dirt, sometimes in the dirt bottom of the coop. They have big tree branch i set up like tree, as well as boards and cement blocks. They always sleep on the roost in their coop. They are very interested when I move things around and have to investigate. They are curious and can get bored, so those little things can help keep them entertained and not fighting. :D
     
  10. DeniseL

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    Welcome to BYC! Guess you're installing some roosts in the coop now. [​IMG]
     

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