Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ajm200

What are you using as perches in your walk-in runs?

Recommended Posts

Our new run will be 6x8 with the cube on the outside so will have lots of room to be creative.

What do you use as perches in your walk-in runs pls? 

Our current run has a couple of lengths of 2x1 and part of the Xmas tree trunk as perches. 

Quite like the idea of natural perches for them so there’s a bit of variation in width. Not sure how get the greenhouse frame to support lumps of natural timber though.

 

Thanks 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I built my own: I went down to the local woodland, retrieved some fallen branches, cut them down to size with a saw, and then I drilled some holes in them and used cable ties to secure them all in a 'ladder' formation, and then used garden string to make sure they were all secure.

I also used some additional branches to slot between the grills in the WiR, and used cable ties to hold those in place. :)

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine aren’t at all pretty or natural looking. Random bits of baton and an old shoe rack! Keep in mind that I only have bantams though - baton would be too small for large fowl. I actually do have an expensive Omlet perch but I haven’t put it anywhere yet - I’ll put it in when I give my gang their run extension at the weekend. They’ll then have 4m x 2m low rise run attached to their 2m Cube run.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plastic children’s table and pieces of wood. I was bought a chicken swing a couple of years ago but no one uses it

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I picked up two lovely big branches when walking in the woods. They rest on the wooden frame of our walk in run and are secured with cable ties. We also have breeze blocks for them to hop onto, we dug them out of the garden (slowly but surely landscaping).

FB_IMG_1548281670915_zpsy43nn17u.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We use 2" x 1" treated lath with the corners rounded off. They are set low in our case (about 12" from the ground) because all our flocks are old now and hip injuries are a regular problem. Whist they can fly up to a high perch, some of them are rather fat and landings are no longer gentle; more like a crash in fact!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


×