What's a good height for perches?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by YardBirdCountry, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. YardBirdCountry

    YardBirdCountry In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2013
    I recently added chicken wire to the top of my chain link fence to keep the birds from escaping. I then constructed a wooden roost, four feet high, to replace their favorite roosting spot. They don't seem interested in it.

    Is four feet too high? Should I try to shorten it? Any advice? Thanks!

  2. DaddyBird

    DaddyBird Songster

    Mar 8, 2013
    I would build it stair stepped with roosts a foot up and out each step. Four feet is a good hop for an adult bird. They can do it if they really want to but it can be hard on them getting down.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2013

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