Ok good to know. Thank you it is too high.I'd go lower on the roosts, ~8" above board....
...and fewer supports(maybe one, if any) underneath roost,
they just get in the way of cleaning and are probably unnecessary.
Go with none and can stick something under if too much sag occurs.
The original was about 4 feet high but silly me with my original (new chicken mama) design had a little "roof" (and sides) over it, thinking it would help keep the heat in for them in the winter. Yeah, that sure didn't last. Even though it was slanted, they found their way up to the top and that's where they wanted to be. So, I changed it to flat, it became the "poop board" and I set a removable roost on top of it so it was easy to clean. So that roost is about 6' high.Good to know Kat
How high is your roost? On my plans going 36”, poop tray, 13” (no pecking) then bar bringing roost to a total of 52”. Plan is to have a ladder on either end. However thinking about the jumpers and wondering if this is too high for the heavier birds. 4ft 3” is a big drop. Maybe I should lower to 3’ 3”. Thoughts?
Another thing I am confused about is the roost bar. Bought 2 3/4” hand rails that are rounded on edges. After reading some articles thought this work the best however a lot of folks seem to like 4” flat. What is best for the chickens? Thinking I should do a split of handrail and 4” flat and let them choose.
Fortunately have the space to give the chickens lots of room so going to use it. Without a doubt will be changing my mind often
I meant to remove supports between roost and board, not under board.It is and removed leg supports. Replaced with brackets. Lowered down several reducing total height. Assuming this will work or that I’m way over thinking it.