Show off your roosts!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Anny, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Since we have a post about showing off your creative and unique nesting boxes, why not have one for showing off your roosts!

    Do you have a unique way of cleaning your roost? or how about a nice pull out shelf?? (which is what I'm hoping on making and need ideas haha)

    Show off your cute, creative, functional roost!
     
  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well mine isn't that funky since i only have two chickens, they dont need that much roost space.
    Here it is.
    With Frisky my black silkie hen on it, right before dusk. [​IMG]

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  3. Iowamom

    Iowamom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I posted a similar thread last night and have had no takers. Maybe your thread title will generate more interest! I just adopted a flock from BYC member, Ma, who had to rehome them due to the flooding here in Iowa. I am new to chickens, but already loving them. I think I could sit in the barn with them all day if I didn't have two little girls to take care of - lol! Anyway, here is what I have so far. I'm looking for inspiration to make something more permanent/better.
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    Most of them are roosting where there is no dropping board.
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  4. cmcgoun

    cmcgoun Chillin' With My Peeps

    What are those things on your chickens backs, I have never seen those before
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    SO whats wrong with that? The gang sure seems to have taken to the setup.
     
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  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Quote:Maybe they are little saddles [​IMG]s! [​IMG]

    or capes... could be SUPER CHICKENS!!!

    They sure love that roost!!
     
  7. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Here's our one and only roost. It's 2" x 3" with the fat side up.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Iowamom

    Iowamom Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Those are chicken saddles. Apparently the rooster is a very active fellow and this protects the ladies from getting torn up.
    BTW - you can do a search on saddles and read all about them [​IMG]
     
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  9. Iowamom

    Iowamom Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I am fine with the roost - just trying to figure out best way to catch the poo! Maybe a pit under the ladder with mesh on top so it catches no matter which rung they roost on??
     
  10. LovinMyChickies

    LovinMyChickies Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    Here's my roosts made of Manzanita branches.
     

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