roosts?????????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bwebb7, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the preferred roost?
    a pole?
    a post?
    a flat surface?
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2x4 flat side up.
     
  3. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls roost on anything. I have 1x2s in my coop though, and they prefer the one's that are small side up at night time.
     
  4. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love their roost. They are on it all the time it seems. It is made from 2x4 with the large side up. It is easy for them to climb and walk on. You can see it if you go to My Flock below in my signature.
     
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  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I use 2x4's flat side up too.
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I use big fat round fence posts.

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  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Tree branches, from 1-2" in diameter. Can't beat the price!
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have 2X2s and 2X4 flat side up. My chickens won't used the 2X4s. At present, they prefer the 2X2s.... guess we'll wait to see if they used the 2X4s in the winter.
     
  9. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    We always used round poles for perches. I am afraid the one by two's will cause foot problems. The chicken's foot is naturally made to curl around the perch.

    People on this website tend to prefef two by fours on the idea that makes the hen sit on her feet and keeps them from freezing.

    I never considered that because it never freezes here.

    Rufus
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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