coop roost

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Grass, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Grass

    Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is 24" to high to start a roost ladder for heavy birds?
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    That should be fine although I wouldn't go any higher unless you have a shorter board for them to use as a stepping board.

    You can actually put a roost board much higher if the birds have one or two stepping boards to get up to and down from the higher roost. It's actually the getting down that is the concern as a heavy breed can hurt their legs/feet by constantly jumping down a long distance.
     
  3. Grass

    Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thankyou for the fast reply .....this all new to me
    raised chickens with my grandfather as a kid but that all lost memoriesi'm 40 now and starting over
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Cool that you are getting into chickens. I did the same thing, learned some from my grandparents as a kid and now, also in my 40s, am doing it for myself (well, and for my family).

    By the way ... I should have said ... Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    H Grass, what breed of chickens are you getting or have? At what weight are they considered large breed anyone?
     
  6. Grass

    Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have had 9 rhode island reds for about 5 weeks and 3 wyanddottes at least that what i think the 3 are they are still reall young only a week or so old
     

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