Tractor chicken question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Coffeemama7, May 10, 2011.

  1. Coffeemama7

    Coffeemama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have built a low boxed pen for our chickens. The plans did not have any roosting poles.
    What have you done to add a place for your pullets/chickens to roost?
    We added a shelf and milk crates for nesting boxes.
    Thanks!
     
  2. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is your trackor? You might want to add one if you have room for it. You do not want them to roosting in your nest box area. [​IMG]
     
  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    We use rounded edged 2 x 4s as roosting poles in our tractors. They work well.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    That's what we use, too.
     
  5. Coffeemama7

    Coffeemama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you to all of you! My husband added two 2x2's across the box, one close to the nesting boxes, one closer to the end of the roof. We will see how they like them tonight!
    Our layer boxes are 8'x8'. My broiler pen is the traditional 10x12.
     
  6. falcon6484

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  7. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Loo at my chicken page, we added a closet pole, worked great!
     

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