Can I see some roost set up pictures?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NickyPick, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. NickyPick

    NickyPick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Dad and I will be getting started on our coop this month, as I'll be picking up my new chicks on 2/23/11!!! We're building an 8X8X8 extension to the barn and I'm getting a little stuck on how to arrange the inside. I'm thinking of one high roost and one low roost (for the brahma's, who I hear don't like to go high due to their size?). Would it be best to do two separate roosts at different heights or one of those ladder types? If you do a ladder type, what's the angle so that you don't have higher roosting birds pooping on lower roosting birds?
     
  2. cajunhillbilly

    cajunhillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    we are still in the process of completion. Its a small coop for my daughter, but might be a good reference for you! Good Luck with your coop!
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a roost I just built for my new coop.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Here are my roosts, they are 36 inches off the ground make with 2x4's

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    There are 12 inches between the 4 roosts. My roosts are 8 feet long.

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  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have a few pictures. Not good pictures but maybe you can get an idea of my set. I have coops all over the place so this is just a few.


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    The roosts are inside every stall.
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  6. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    A really bad picture from today with chickens on it:
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  7. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A nice soft lap and a good book always made a nice roost.
     
  8. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just a suburban pet chicken keeper, so maybe its not the same, but I did measure my biggest hen before making these roosts. Our chickens spend plenty of time in laps, so a poopy chicken is easier to avoid than to wash-n-dry. I made the shelf with roosts above my waist because its hard for me to bend. It wasn't always hard to bend, but now it is, so I'm glad somebody here suggested the "poop shelf" idea. I use that pretty silverplated dustpan to scoop the pineshaving/poops into my compost bucket.

    There's one Silkie hen who doesn't care to roost up high, she prefers her broody box under the poopshelf. She can fly well, she just likes to sleep in the box instead.

    I'd love to see pics when you're done! Its exciting to add chickens to life! [​IMG]
     
  9. NickyPick

    NickyPick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On these ladder style roosts, how far apart do the rungs need to be to keep an upper row of chickens from pooping on the lower rows?

    I know I will need at least two levels, since the Brahma's don't roost very high due to their size (am I right about that?)
     
  10. kateseidel

    kateseidel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have probably re-arranged my roosts half a dozen times!! You don't have to be stuck with whatever you start with.

    The hens like the rafters best....

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