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post #11 of 24
If you did an "L" shaped roost that ran along two adjacent walls and was placed 1 foot from the walls then you would have 6 linear feet of roost space and a 3x3' take off/landing zone.
post #12 of 24

And keep in mind, the coop is only 4 feet tall. so the roosts are only going to be about 2 feet off the floor. It's not like they're trying to lift 4 or 6 feet vertically, just a little flap and a hop up is all they're going to need. 

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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post

just a little flap and a hop up is all they're going to need. 

Tell that to my ladies! Graceful is not an adjective I'd use to describe them. They don't so much "flap and hop" themselves up as much as fling and flop themselves up.
post #14 of 24
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Tell that to my ladies! Graceful is not an adjective I'd use to describe them. They don't so much "flap and hop" themselves up as much as fling and flop themselves up.

:lau

But so true.  Generally speaking they need 3x the height of the roost for safe landing.  In your case the roosts will be low so shouldn't take quite that much.

post #15 of 24
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Great, thanks everyone!
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by TalkALittle View Post

If you did an "L" shaped roost that ran along two adjacent walls and was placed 1 foot from the walls then you would have 6 linear feet of roost space and a 3x3' take off/landing zone.

Good idea.......and chances are the nests are at floor level so roosts only need to be a foot off the floor.

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!!!

 

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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 #17 of 24
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Yes , the nests are floor level so that L design would work great
Edited by impius - 1/5/16 at 5:07pm
post #18 of 24
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Would 18" off the floor for this L shaped roost be good?
Edited by impius - 1/5/16 at 5:08pm
post #19 of 24
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Would 18" off the floor for this L shaped roost be good?

I would do at least 18" off the floor so the birds can walk under them and have the benefit of the full 16sq.ft. of coop space. If you plan to have a thick layer of bedding on the floor then you may want to go a bit higher.
post #20 of 24

I wouldn't go higher than 18" because of the small landing area available. 

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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