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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by billyt123 View Post

My rooster is 31 inches off the ground I just have a couple chickens do I need a ladder for them to get up?

Depends on how much landing area they have and how deep and soft you coop bedding is.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 15
Thanks I'll make a ramp just to be safe ty
post #13 of 15

A ramp is essential. We have two roosts low one at 12' and the other one at 20" with a ladder in the middle so it is easy for them to jump down.  Some of our smaller chickens will jump down to the lower roost then to the floor.

We have a friend that had to redo all her roosts because her large rooster damaged his foot jumping down and died from his injury. Her roosts were around 3' up with no way down but to jump.

Height is not as much a problem if you have chickens that are around 2lbs. But for the larger ones they need some extra help.

We have an Australorp that will wait until the other hens are down until she can get to the ladder and make her way down.

We redid our roosts 5 times do to height or size. Settled on 2x4's laid on the flat side so they can cover their feet when roosting. This really helps for the cold nights.

post #14 of 15
My two chicken I got two weeks ago started laying today.one laid an egg on the floor,the other dropped one from the perch.will they go in the nesting box eventually.they were laying for the previous owner already.I'm new to this thought I'd ask for some advice
post #15 of 15
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My two chicken I got two weeks ago started laying today.one laid an egg on the floor,the other dropped one from the perch.will they go in the nesting box eventually.they were laying for the previous owner already.I'm new to this thought I'd ask for some advice

Put some fake egg and/or golf balls in the nests as bait.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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