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

    Mar 6, 2011
    Central Maine
    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

    Apr 6, 2011
    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

    Apr 12, 2010
    My six chickens (buff orpingtons) take up literally 2' of the 8' roost.
  6. bertman

    bertman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    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

    Jun 13, 2011
    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

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    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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