Do you think a 10' roost will be long enough for 12 chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gale65, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The kind I have are in my signature. The coop will be 10' and I don't really want to add a 2nd roost just to get that extra 2'. Right now they are about 13 weeks old and fit fine on a 6' roost.
     
  2. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 3 roosts at 3' each and one at 5'. I had 14 chickens (up untill this morning) and they all crowded onto only two of the 3 footers. 10 feet will be plenty.
     
  3. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes..that is plenty big enough. I have a 12' roost for 10 chickens..and there is plenty of room for everyone with room left open!
     
  4. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 16' roost and 11 pullets (20 wks old ) and they all line up and sleep in about 5' to 6 ' of the roost. Same every night.
     
  5. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My six chickens (buff orpingtons) take up literally 2' of the 8' roost.
     
  6. bertman

    bertman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here. Our six girls have a 40-inch long roost so I was worried that it wasn't big enough. Ha ha.

    They all sleep on one end, jammed together, even in the heat of summer--and we're talking North Carolina heat. A couple of them even like to burrow in under a buddy.

    It's really hilarious.
     
  7. ChickiePieGirl

    ChickiePieGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I made more than a foot of space per chicken, which was unecessary, they all snuggle and cram into one third of the roost anyway...[​IMG]
     
  8. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks everyone! I will just stick with a single 10' roost then. [​IMG]
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I had about 15 chickens and they all crowded together on 1/2 of my roost LOL We were thinking ours would not be big enough too! Our coop is 8x8 they just all love to smoosh together [​IMG]
     

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