Need help with 'ROOST'
I am new to 'chickens' and need some help.
How high should the roost be?
How wide should the rung be?
DH has built one. It is all one level. Reminds me of the barricades we used when I was in grade school back in the '50's - except the one he built is wider at top. I think he used a 2 x 4 or 2 x 3. It is 36" or more high. He put a piece of plywood half way down to catch the chickie doo-doo. Today was the first time we put them in the coop and they all went under the plywood. We tried putting them on the roost but, one by one, they all flew down. The chicks are about 7 weeks old now. Maybe they are too young yet to have a roost that wide and that high.
What are your thoughts about a 'roost'?
I appreciate any info you may have.