Stop roosting on the rafter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DigitalEd, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. DigitalEd

    DigitalEd Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2010
    Upstate SC
    Hey all,
    I've got a tractor that is kind of a portable box. The birds are using one the the rafters as a roost. It only gives them a few inches of head room on one end and no room on the other due to the sloping roof. The birds are only 12 or so weeks old and they try to cramp themselves up there. I've seen as many as four cramped into about 14 inches or less of space. Anyways, it isn't easy for them to get up to and I've seem them fall to the floor with a big ole thump when they fail. [​IMG]

    What are some ideas to stop them from roosting up there?

    ----- Ed
  2. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    i would put another roost at a more suitable level and possibly box the rafter in to stop the using it.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Just staple something up there to block the rafter off...even cloth would probably work...or chicken wire... Or just wait a few weeks; soon they will outgrow being able to roost there.
  4. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

    Jun 29, 2010
    staple bird netting over the whole roof area. easy and cheap.

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