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post #21 of 28
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Thanks for the help! Could it be a double star case roost? Stairstepping both directions?
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With eight feet to work with, 6 tiers would take up too much space (not enough clearance/floor space to safely fly down).  You'll want to leave about four feet open, espcially since, if you stair step, some roosts will be pretty high...  Plus of course your door opening will need to be clear...for cleaning purposes you don't want to be overly crowded in roosts either.  You might be able to get two "steps" on each side of the roo, depending on your coop's layout.  That would give 32 linear feet of roost...

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks! That should really help!
post #24 of 28
There's a link to a great article about space for chickens in my signature just below this post....click the bold blue text below.


Not seeing the link? Can you help me out aart?
post #25 of 28
The link from his signature is:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

Hope that helps!
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Alepore View Post

There's a link to a great article about space for chickens in my signature just below this post....click the bold blue text below.


Not seeing the link? Can you help me out aart?

Curious,  are you on the mobile app? Signatures don't' show up?

 

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Originally Posted by techiebabe View Post

The link from his signature is:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

Hope that helps!

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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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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 #27 of 28
Hi, just as an FYI I noticed that when you edit your profile, there's an option to select whether you see signatures or not, it's a radio button. Mine was on by default, but maybe other people turned off signatures? Just a thought!

But this is getting off topic from hen square footage so I'll leave the thread now smile.png

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post #28 of 28
I am on the mobile site, that could be it like you said? I can see the link in your reply, thanks!
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