Shelf in pen, would they hang out on it?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tracyree, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to add some roosts/shelves in the outdoor pen. It's 6' tall and I feel like I need to do something with all that vertical space. Do chickens like to sit up on stuff during the day or would they prefer just scratching around on the ground?
     
  2. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will go up there and roost for sure. And where they go, you get poop.
    Sorry.
     
  3. AZWhiteKnight

    AZWhiteKnight Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two roosts made from tree branches in my coop. I think they are pretty cool. Yet my chickens all hang out on top of the nesting boxes, bunched in a pile. It's over 100 here most days and they still bunch up at night. Crazy birds.
     
  4. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine roosted on a 7 foot platform at 6 weeks, until they got too big to fit.
     
  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any distraction or spot they can hang out other than on the ground will give your birds something to do and keeps the happier
     

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