New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How high for the perch?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

How high should we put the roosting perch? Would they rather have a perch that looks out the window or would they rather be up higher, more closer to the ceiling?

Do what you love & love what you do. Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
I have O.C.D...Obsessive Chicken Disorder!!!
My little piece of heaven is in the northeast..me & my DH, 1 DD, 1 DS, & owned by 18 chickens ~ 3 Wellies,  2 BO's, 2 GLW's, 2 EE's, 3 Barnies, 2 FBCM, 1 SS, 2 SF & 1 Aussie!  "Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"

Reply

Do what you love & love what you do. Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
I have O.C.D...Obsessive Chicken Disorder!!!
My little piece of heaven is in the northeast..me & my DH, 1 DD, 1 DS, & owned by 18 chickens ~ 3 Wellies,  2 BO's, 2 GLW's, 2 EE's, 3 Barnies, 2 FBCM, 1 SS, 2 SF & 1 Aussie!  "Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"

Reply
post #2 of 4

Some chickens prefer up high and others lower.  Our roosts are @ three different levels in our coop.  Hope that helps?

mostly orps here!  We have five daughters, one foster son and 18 grandchildren and 9  great-grandchildren by this September!  Yes, there is a God

Reply

mostly orps here!  We have five daughters, one foster son and 18 grandchildren and 9  great-grandchildren by this September!  Yes, there is a God

Reply
post #3 of 4

I have 2 levels one about 10 inches up, and the other about 2.5 feet up, They are both in front of a window, they love looking out the window.  I would try to do two levels, if they could have window view that is awesome.

Good Luck

Tuka

post #4 of 4

like the lady said, multiple heights in the coop, i believe this also is determined by
peck order...
also i've cut some saplings/trees, about 3 in in diameter, and will make my roosts out
of these... i'm hoping it will simulate a more natural setting for them.

Hugh

Sophie's Rest Farm,  Buff Leghorns, 4 cats, a beautiful Lab Mix named Ben, 3 Toulouse Geese Gus, Gertie, and Gail, squirrels, millions of birds, bunnies, turtles, visiting Mallard Ducks Bill and Deb T, and more animals to come.
 

Reply

Sophie's Rest Farm,  Buff Leghorns, 4 cats, a beautiful Lab Mix named Ben, 3 Toulouse Geese Gus, Gertie, and Gail, squirrels, millions of birds, bunnies, turtles, visiting Mallard Ducks Bill and Deb T, and more animals to come.
 

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: