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Type of Roosts

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by kuntrygirl, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I found the following information online about roosts. What type of roosts do you all have for your peafowl?


    http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/14/

    "A flat roost such as a 2"X 4" board should be used rather than a round roost. If a round roost is used, there is a chance that the birds' toes will suffer frostbite in extremely cold weather because the toes are exposed while gripping the roost. A flat roost allows the bird to sit on its feet without having to grip the roost which prevents frostbite from occurring."
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Yes thats correct, but in your location wouldn't think you need to worry about it...unless you have the greens
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Thank you for your response deerman. I feel more comfortable knowing that. Glad that you're back deerman. [​IMG]
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    most of the peafowl which lose toes from frostbite ,are northern birds that free range, roosting on round roost.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    oh ok. Here is Southern Louisiana, it does get as cold as it gets in your neck of the woods. I guess I'm just paranoid.
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I use trees from around my place, when they get old i toss um and cut some more, willow trees are the peas favorites, i made them a hudge perch out of two i cut down
    this is an oak tree about 1 foot around i use these inside the pen where they sleep.
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    This is their outside perch where they like to hang out
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  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I used to use 2x4 on end until I read that about frostbite. Then I put a 2x4 flat on top, it doesn't get that cold here but they do roost down flat and cover the toes.

    Steve
     
  8. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    We're using 2x4s. I dont' dare risk anything happening to my beautiful birds! it might not get cold and stay cold, but we do get a few bouts of cold weather on occasion. Right now we are in the middle of several days of lows in the 20s & highs in the 40s. Very unusual to get 4-5 days of freezing temps in a row-- but it does happen.
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Very nice!
     

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