Bleacher type roosting bars...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Shellyb, May 7, 2009.

  1. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a popular way of putting in roosting areas? I was only going to only do one bar. Will they poop on each other in this formation? Sorry if that's a silly question but I worry about the ones afraind of heights, lol.
     
  2. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you angle the roost like stairs they will not be in the line of fire, so to speak. Picture should help explain. It gives your chickens more roosting options without taking up so much coop space.

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  3. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that 45 degrees, or steeper?
     
  4. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    45 plus or minus a degree and it works well.
     
  5. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have the exact same thing and has worked great for years!
     
  6. Davaroo

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    Unless you like mucking out under and letting the birds run around in the manure, you might want to add dropping boards and/or cage in the bottom so they can't get below the roost.

    Personally I would prefer horizontal, or stacked the roosts if I had enough birds for that, so as to take up less room. The angled roosts eat up space. But for just a few - hey whatever floats your boat.
     
  7. drb2003

    drb2003 Out Of The Brooder

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    How much distance between the roosts typically?
     
  8. Davaroo

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    Quote:Typically 18 inches.
     
  9. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    I clean mine fairly often so the muck does not build up. Pine shavings a chicken poop make great fertilizer and mulch.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  10. drb2003

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    Is the distance between the roosts in the picture 18 inches? It looks to be less, although it's difficult to tell in a pic.

    Thanks!
     

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