So we are getting ready to finalize our coop, and we have a henhouse that is 8' wide by 4' long by 3' high.
We are going to use deep litter, so 6" of the height of the henhouse will be taken up by litter.
That leaves 30" of vertical space. We have 12" square nesting boxes that will have to be at least 6" above the litter, so they will leave a foot above them.
Does it make sense to put the roost on the opposite end of the coop from the nesting boxes, at 18" high? That makes them a foot off the litter, and 18" from the ceiling. Or should the roost be 24" off the bottom, so 18" above the litter and 12" from the ceiling?
I've read a hundred posts and threads and websites about this, and still don't have a good answer.