Hello!!! I am new to the boards, (kind of) I have been sucking up information for a few weeks now and am just finally going to start posting.
I have ordered 13 chicks from Meyers Hatchery, which will be arriving the end of April (yay!!) We will be building a coop, we are currently looking at an 8x10 structure, after endless research I have decided to go with Poop trays (with PDZ) and sand/pdz on the floor. We will be keeping food and water outside of the coop. My questions are some that everyone probably already knows the answers just because they have been keeping chickens.
1. How far from the wall for the roosting bar?
2if there are 2 roosting bars of the same height parallel, how far between them?
3.in an 8x10 coop how many feet of roost should I have and can it be placed above the nesting boxes if there is a poop tray under?
4. For a single roosting bar , placed in the center of the "poop tray" how wide should the poop tray be to catch most falling poop?
I believe that is all , thanks in advance!