1. PeterSimeone

    PeterSimeone Hatching

    Jun 19, 2011
    So im new to the whole back yard chicken thang... ive done what seems like a mountain of research but have one question before i begin coop construction... How high and far off the wall should i mount the roost? How much head room?

  2. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    You can mount the roost as high as you want it but it is best to have a few at different heights. My chicks use all 3 roosts I have in mine.
    As for how far off the wall, I think mine are about a foot and a half away. Just make you space it far enough away cause the chickens will turn around and fight for spots when settling in. Mine do at least.
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Songster

    Nov 25, 2008
    I have mine set at 2' from floor 4' from wall then the next one is 3' from floor and 3' from wall, the last one is 4' from floor and 2' from wall. They all like the taller ones but the smaller birds can get to the taller roosts by way of the shorter roost first. almost like a ladder.

    Hope that made sense.


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