Round vs Square roost?

Jen F

Songster
8 Years
Feb 24, 2011
140
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Western/ Central KY
I have noticed alot of square roost post...( that's what some pictures look like anyway)
I honestly wouldn't have thought that they would be used.
Tell me your thought on square vs round post.
What do you use?
Jen
 

Jen F

Songster
8 Years
Feb 24, 2011
140
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106
Western/ Central KY
POLES not post
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Korben42

Hatching
8 Years
Mar 5, 2011
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From what I've seen, whatever you happen to have handy works best. However, the most popular with my chickens seems to be the roosts made from old 2x4s.
 
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Jen F

Songster
8 Years
Feb 24, 2011
140
0
106
Western/ Central KY
It just looks like the square edges would hurt their feet
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We are using round sturdy branches as a roost in mine. about 2-2.5 inches in diameter. It works.
thanks
 

weazel922

In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 17, 2011
33
0
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Topeka, KS
Then sand them down or angle cut them with a skill saw, but honestly it doesn't hurt their feet because they sit flat on them. A lot more comfortable than frost bright on the toes! That's the purpose of the 2x4's in cold climates. They can cover all their toes on a flat roost by sitting on them.
 

Jen F

Songster
8 Years
Feb 24, 2011
140
0
106
Western/ Central KY
OH, I understand the flat side up now. It just looked like most roost that I had seen were 2x2 square. It just didn't look very comfortable for them.
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Oh well, I love knowing the reasoning behind everything anyway.
Thanks
 

elmo

Crowing
11 Years
May 23, 2009
4,907
265
336
DFW
Chickens can't grip things with their toes the way parrots and other perching birds can. Their feet are more suited to walking on the ground.

I use several different types of roosts: the flat board ones, but I do plane down the edges and sand them smooth, and natural tree branches, but I pick ones that are wider than the width of our chickens' feet.
 

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