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bantam coop

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We have a 400 Sq ft chicken run/ coop. My daughter just joined 4H so we are getting bantam for showmanship and breeding. Which means a new coop. How high off the ground should the roosts be?
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My Belgian d'Uccle bantams fly to the 4' roost, and then up to the rafters that are 8' high.  Mary


Edited by Folly's place - 9/29/15 at 6:58pm
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It does depend on breed, some can fly better than others, my cochins and frizzle cochins can't get up on things like my d'uccle can, I have a three step roost, 2x4 with the 2 up starting at about a foot and each one is a foot higher.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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We plan on breeding buff brahma bantatms if we can find a show quality trio similar size to bantam chochins. We will also have a couple modern game birds for showmanship. I am currently using a ladder system that is 4ft tall for my LF chickens. So maybe I will make one 8 ft long with three rungs at 1ft, 2 ft, & 3 ft high for the bantam coop. Plan on having room for 30 bantams. How high off the ground should the nesting boxes be. I was thinking 1 ft off the ground.
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Mine are two feet, they use the roost to get to them, I also have one on the floor that some use.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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