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post #41 of 44

It is a nice little coop for $90..and it will be great in the future for when you add other birds or chicks or for a broody hen, but small coops are hard to manage.

 

You could put the nests under the roosts and put a board over the top to keep night poops off them.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #42 of 44
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Aart---- you are a master mind:bow

 

Board over the nests is the solution.

How far off the ground and how far apart would you place the new 2x4 roosts? Should I keep the roosts at the same height to keep from pooping on chickens below?

 

Hope I am not a pest!!

Lyon Oak Farms ~~ English Lavender Orpingtons, Black Copper Marans, BBR Araucanas, Rhode Island Reds, Ayam Cemani, Appenzeller Spitzhauben & Lola our flock protector aka French mastiff and Oliver the cat 

Our Simple Homestead. A comfortable place to relax and enjoy life!

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Lyon Oak Farms ~~ English Lavender Orpingtons, Black Copper Marans, BBR Araucanas, Rhode Island Reds, Ayam Cemani, Appenzeller Spitzhauben & Lola our flock protector aka French mastiff and Oliver the cat 

Our Simple Homestead. A comfortable place to relax and enjoy life!

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post #43 of 44

Well, I am a designer/builder/problem solver and I like to help people,

tho some see it only as criticism from a debby downer.

 

I would keep the spacing you already have on the existing lower 2 roosts and just transfer them over to the other wall.

Rule of thumb is top roost 12" away from wall and 12" down and 12" out from the top one for the next lower one(s).

You could go maybe a little tighter on the lower roost, maybe 8-10" as it's going to take you to the edge of your door.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #44 of 44

I did the same thing as the OP when I integrated my new pullets for the firs time. I got rid of the biggest bully of my old hens and some old scrawny ones. (freezer camp) Amazingly after the biggest bully was gone everything calmed down. That was before I kept my rooster. It seems that the rooster I have now keeps everything in order when 'new one's arrive.

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