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4' perch long enough for 5-6 chicken to roost?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by briter30, May 18, 2011.

  1. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is a 4' perch long enough for 5-6 chickens to fit on to roost? Also, will chickens roost on the perch if the perches are perpendicular to the opening? (meaning the chickens would face the side wall not the opening of the area? I have a very small chicken tractor and am trying to make more room to roost.
    Thanks,

    Terri
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  2. bobbybedard

    bobbybedard New Egg

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    Four feet should be lots of room for your chickens, unless they're a very large breed. I usually get about six or seven in a four foot area. they like to squish up together at night. Why a roost in a tractor though?
     
  3. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean? Why a roost in a chicken tractor?
     
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Four feet should be fine! [​IMG] I have a five foot roost, and 4 standard chickens and 2 bantams squeeze onto about 2 1/2 feet of it.
     
  6. bobbybedard

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    I guess I always assumed the tractor was a daytime run only. I didn't know they were used as permanent coops as well. Glad I learned something new today.[​IMG]
     

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