Hens on roof.

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by bonnie, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. bonnie

    bonnie New Member

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    My Hens have taken to roosting on the roof of the coop ( outside ) at night. Since my run is completely predator proof and it's been extremely hot, I let them. They are coming up on 20 weeks and my husband is worried that their first eggs will roll off and break. I may have to bolt down roosting perches inside because they do move a tiny bit and, it may be why the Ladies don't like them ???
    My other question is, should I have " freestanding perches " inside the run ?
     
  2. rob

    rob New Member

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    i have perches inside the run and my chickens love having a roost.
    as long as they have access to the coop they will probably go inside and use nest boxes to lay eggs.
     

  3. bonnie

    bonnie New Member

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    Hey Rob, Thanks !

    I'm thinking they will like that too. Any DIY tips ? How did you secure the perch and make it ?
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    lol They are roosting up there, they wont lay an egg up there. They will find an enclosed safe place to lay their eggs . I wouldnt worry about them roosting up on top of the coop since its safe.
     
  5. bonnie

    bonnie New Member

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    APYL,
    Thank You. That's good to know. My husband says, he prefers his eggs " over easy " better than SCRAMBLED. ":)
     
  6. rob

    rob New Member

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    i ran my perch from the frame of the run. over the corner. ive also got some old tree branches that they roost on.
     
  7. bonnie

    bonnie New Member

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    Good idea. I just happen to have a tree branch. Yay !