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How far apart should I space my roosting perches in our new coop?

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We are in the process of retro-fitting a shed to be our "new" chicken coop.  The shed is approx. 10'x10' (about 6' tall) and we have put in 6 nest boxes for the girls - we put them on the outside of the shed so we can acces them easily as well as keep the eggs free of droppings from above roll 

My question is this:  How far apart should I space the roosts?  I know it needs to be at least 12" from the wall (no problem - I have plenty of space), but I need to know how far apart the roosts should be.  I was thinking 20" but would like some input.

One Norwegian Fjord,  4 British Shorthair cats, One darling husband............and getting ready to start a new life in N.C. mountains (summer 2014 when youngest graduates from high school).

 

..............and (drum roll)...........one brand new Papillon puppy who joined us in November!!

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One Norwegian Fjord,  4 British Shorthair cats, One darling husband............and getting ready to start a new life in N.C. mountains (summer 2014 when youngest graduates from high school).

 

..............and (drum roll)...........one brand new Papillon puppy who joined us in November!!

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Glad you asked that question ... wink   
My hubby and I gathered sassafrass trees and he made a real nice roost for me ,  and installed it katty korner in the coop.....I was wondering if we have it in the right place...Now I will find out ! tongue
Thanks !  smile

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Every day is a gift, so,  live it well.   Hello, my name is Mary Ann and I am  spendin  my time between my wonderful hubby       , kids , grandkids, greatgranddaughter       pets, and  25 hens, 5 each of RIR,BO,LEGhorn,EE,DOM....and yet undecided number of ROOs    Mary Ann
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I think 20" would be good,mine are about that.I don't think you would want anything smaller than 16" to prevent picking.   Will

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