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I need to remodel coop to accommodate the new chicks coming the first of April.  I have a brooder for them but after that, they will go into the main coop.  I am going to re-do my roosts and am wondering if the tiered roosts are preferred for a reason or can you just do level/straight roosts? I want to put a litter box under for easier cleaning, and the level roosts seem like they would work better.  I have remodeled several times - drives my husband crazy, but I am always trying for the best/cleanest/easiest way to manage the hens.  From where I started 6 years ago, I have made many changes, some for the better and some didn't work out at all.     I love the PVC pipe feeder and the hanging waterer, so I am now back on the roosts.  I built a poop board last spring, but I think the litter type box will work better for me.  It does appear to me to be a trial and error thing or what works best for me might not work for you, but I kind of want to try the level roosts.  Any thoughts/input will be appreciated.

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Roost configuration can be personal preference,

and/or what fits best in the coop,

and/or what fits manure management plans.

 

 

I prefer single level roosts with poop boards for both ease of manure management and it fits my coop configuration best. I have 3 roost/board combos, 2 mounted in L shape at one end of coop and another at the other end of coop that is mounted lower and can be partitioned off for new birds/chicks integration. I also have yet another temporary roost(with no board) that I had to put up for integration purposes.

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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Thanks for the response - I saw pictures of yours - had never thought to do roosts that way - now re-thinking my own!

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