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Chicken Roosting space

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G'day everyone

I am new to this and I am building a coop to be ready for buying some chickens. Can anyone tell me how much space ie length one should allow per bird for a chicken roost ?

post #2 of 7

i've read 10 horizontal inches per bird, and 2 vertical feet headroom.  someone here has about 12" headroom and all his birds crowd up in there.

edit maybe a foot fore and a foot aft too


Edited by aiwetir - 11/21/08 at 11:30pm
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welcome-byc

Roughly about 30cm is the correct measurement for standard size chickens and around 22 to 25cm for bantam breeds. Hope this helps, mate.  wink

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post #4 of 7

welcome-bycwee
I allowed 10 in. minimum per chicken for mine.

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Many thanks to all for the information. I am very impressed with the "Hen House Hiltons " I have seen on the BYC site I am afraid my chickens will be living in much less salubrious accommodation, but hopefully will be safe comfortable and content.big_smile

post #6 of 7

Best of luck to you and your flock! I'm sure they will love the coop no matter what design you choose wink

Me (Robin), my very patient and understanding Hubby whom I adore, my son, Bill, a German Shorthaired Pointer, nubian, lamancha, saanen, alpine and nigerian dwarf milk goats.
www.taylorfarmsdairygoats.webs.com

http://www.taylorfarmssoap.com

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Me (Robin), my very patient and understanding Hubby whom I adore, my son, Bill, a German Shorthaired Pointer, nubian, lamancha, saanen, alpine and nigerian dwarf milk goats.
www.taylorfarmsdairygoats.webs.com

http://www.taylorfarmssoap.com

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post #7 of 7

welcome-byc  Im sure you probably have already checked out this page. It has a lot of great ideas to suit just about eveyone.   caf  yippiechickie  old

http://www.backyardchickens.com/coopdesigns.html

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