Chicken Head room???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Half-a-dozen, May 3, 2008.

  1. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much head room does a grown chicken need from the cieling to the top of the roost?? I looked everywhere, googled it and all and it states only height of roost from the floor..... [​IMG]

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  2. ChelC

    ChelC Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering the same thing because we'll be stacking our roosts with droppings boards to conserve space and we have a low ceiling in the coop.

    I don't know how well the get up to the roosts - I don't want them smacking into the ceiling when trying to fly up.[​IMG]
     
  3. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] ..That's exactly why I'm asking....I can see it now them flying right into the cieling.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    For mine (standards), they can hunch into a 14-16" space if necessary; 20-24" or so is much more comfortable; and 26-30+" gives optimal space to stretch up on tippytoes. If that helps you any.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  5. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so you'd say about 20 inches from the ceiling is good??

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  6. paisleycj

    paisleycj Out Of The Brooder

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    20" or so should be good. If nothing else, get a vidio of them bumping their heads and submit it to 'Funniest Videos"!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] ...Ohhh gosh...good idea!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Personally I would give them more than 20" -- mine, in their winter quarters, seem to like to stand up and streeeeetch sometimes if woken up -- but 20" is *adequate* IMO. My tractor for summer use has slightly less than that and it hasn't actually killed the birds [​IMG]

    Pat
     

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