Angle for top of nest ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by grandmaof5, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still at the design stage of the coop, and I've run across a question...I've looked at many coops on BYC and notice that the tops of some inside nest boxes have a steeper angle than others. What would be the optimum angle to keep hens off? I'm guessing the steeper, the better...am I wrong?
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I would go with greater than 45 degrees, or something really slick
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I would suggest whatever angle is produced by the width of plywood scraps you happen to have lying around [​IMG] Honestly. As long as it is steeper than 35-40 degrees, nobody's going to perch on it for long, so go with whatever's most convenient to build [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll cover it with flooring material; so I'm gathering the angle isn't important. Thanks, folks.
     

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