Perches...

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
Miss Chooks
Chick
Chick
Posts: 215
Joined: 11 Jun 2013, 20:40
Location: Cheshire

Perches...

Post by Miss Chooks » 13 Aug 2014, 12:12

Coop almost complete but I need to make some perches, in the coop and run. I am having 4 birds (might end up with a couple more!) Sablepoots and ... no idea until Sunday! What is the best dimensions and how high of the floor? Thanks

User avatar
drfish
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3249
Joined: 07 Mar 2011, 12:25
Location: Head in the clouds, on a high bit in Nottinghamshire

Re: Perches...

Post by drfish » 13 Aug 2014, 14:07

Perch dimensions are ideal at 2" x 1", with a rounded edge on the top surface, so as to make it easier to wrap their toes around. 12" - 18" is normal for the perch, depending on breed size. My bantams happily jump up to 18" perches.
Giving power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenage boy - P. J. O'Rourke (thanks Jessie)

It's amazing that people can believe everything is predestined but they still look both ways when crossing the road - Stephen Hawking

1 Wife, 3 children, 1 Staffie Bitch (RIP Marley), 1 Chi-Chi, 1 Tuxedo Cat, 1 part Maine Coon cat, male bearded dragon, Horsefield Tortoise, 2 White Silkies, 1 Frizzle Pekin, 1 CLB, 1 Appenzeller Spitzhauben Cockerel, 1 blue laced Wyandotte, 3 Appenzeller x Wynadotte pullets, 1 Call drake, 3 khaki Campbell ducks, 4 (2 male 2 female?) Aylesbury x Campbells, a breeding colony of Dubia cockroaches.

And a lot of Ibuprofen.

Post Reply