yes higher than nesting boxes, its about 3' high off the floor at its highest point. I'm putting in a new one that is longer and higher based on what I have read here and in other groups about it needing to be higher so their heads are 12-18" from the ceiling. my girls are quite large, my cochins don't fly at all. its all trial and error I guess, but like I said they were roosting just fine until it got cold, so I tend to think the boxes are just cozier to them for some reason. It's hard to get pic's of the inside because I am usually home after it is getting dark already. but I will try tonight.