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How high should the roosting bar be in the coop... also how high should the nesting boxes be, mine are on the wall assable from the outside.

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My nesting boxes are about 10" off the coop floor with a perch on the outside of the door so they can hop up and walk into the boxes. As far as the roosting bars, mine are graduated, starting a foot off the ground up to 5'.  Most all of the time they will always go to the highest roost available, the ones below are just for them to hop up to get to the top.  The top roost is next to the windows so I can see them sleep at night. They love looking out the windows to see whats going on outside.

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How high should the roosting bar be in the coop... also how high should the nesting boxes be, mine are on the wall assable from the outside.


My roost bars are about 18" and then about 2.5 feet off the floor.  My nest boxes are about 6 inches off the floor and are also accessable from the outside of the hen house with a lift up roof.
 

 

1 Silkie Rooster, 1 Bantam Brahma Rooster, 2 Blue Copper Marens Cockerels 1 Banatam Brahma pullet, 7 EE pullets,  4 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 barnyard x pullets, 10 Pearl White Leghorn hens, 5 Red Star Hens, 2 dogs, 2 horses, 4 sons, 1 grandson, and....Chicken Math has already taken hold here 

 

 

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1 Silkie Rooster, 1 Bantam Brahma Rooster, 2 Blue Copper Marens Cockerels 1 Banatam Brahma pullet, 7 EE pullets,  4 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 barnyard x pullets, 10 Pearl White Leghorn hens, 5 Red Star Hens, 2 dogs, 2 horses, 4 sons, 1 grandson, and....Chicken Math has already taken hold here 

 

 

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If you are going to have silkies it needs to be much much lower or a ramp of some sorts, silkies cant jump very much..unless your silkies are superheros like mine and roost with the best of them D.gif

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Sister to a slew of wyandottes, EE, geese, a turkey sprinkled here and there, and a couple of piggies

 

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Momma to four Columbian Wyandottes and one pretty EE fella.

Sister to a slew of wyandottes, EE, geese, a turkey sprinkled here and there, and a couple of piggies

 

Being a Nursing Student has opened my eyes to the fact that I have no life. I wake up, play with my chickens, go to school, come home, play with my chickens, study, work, sleep. Rinse and repeat

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of Henrietta, Rosella (RIP 3/20/14), Ginger, Queen Elizabeth (RIP 6/9/13), Zsa Zsa, Eva, Pearl, Penny (RIP 12/7/13), Millie (RIP 12/29/13) & Honey (Old girls, RI red mix 3/2011) Mildred, Turkey, Gertrude, Deborah Garrett, Charlotte & Nancy (Middle Girls 2/2012, RI Reds) and the babies, Lucky #7, Ruth, Naomi, Olive, Eden, Elisha, Jewell (3/2013, white leghorns).

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