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Chicken Roosting space

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mucky Duck, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Mucky Duck

    Mucky Duck New Egg

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    G'day everyone

    I am new to this and I am building a coop to be ready for buying some chickens. Can anyone tell me how much space ie length one should allow per bird for a chicken roost ?
     
  2. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've read 10 horizontal inches per bird, and 2 vertical feet headroom. someone here has about 12" headroom and all his birds crowd up in there.

    edit maybe a foot fore and a foot aft too
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Roughly about 30cm is the correct measurement for standard size chickens and around 22 to 25cm for bantam breeds. Hope this helps, mate. [​IMG]
     
  4. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I allowed 10 in. minimum per chicken for mine.
     
  5. Mucky Duck

    Mucky Duck New Egg

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    Many thanks to all for the information. I am very impressed with the "Hen House Hiltons " I have seen on the BYC site I am afraid my chickens will be living in much less salubrious accommodation, but hopefully will be safe comfortable and content.[​IMG]
     
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Best of luck to you and your flock! I'm sure they will love the coop no matter what design you choose [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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