Size of roost?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by callen0912, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So while walking my dog I saw this in our yard. Would this be ok for a roost?[​IMG]

    Edited: and I have these I'm thinking fi using as well [​IMG]
     
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  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't tell how big they are in the pics. You want them to be at least 2" in diameter so the birds have a comfortable grip.
     
  3. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can go measure real quick. Hang on! I'm almost positive the first one is 2", it's pretty thick. The other two I'll have to see about.

    Edited: the largest one is more than 2", and one of the smaller ones (the one with the fork in the end) is 2" on the nose. Is something that's more than 2" better? I might could find another large one that more than 2".
     
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  4. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those should work then.
     
  5. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool beans! It's not much of a savings, but yay for free things for the coop!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I use branches for roosts. Some smaller ones for bantams, or for chicks learning how to roost or that need a step to reach the big girl roost when they get old enough. I also like to have branches I just randomly move around, to give my flock something to talk about from time to time.
     

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