"Gifts" from above...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jacky'sMamma, May 28, 2008.

  1. Jacky'sMamma

    Jacky'sMamma Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Antelope, CA
    While I was trying to be careful not to, I have one perch that is slightly overlapping another. Are chickens smart enough (not that I doubt the intellect of my girls!) but are they smart enough not to get pooped on by someone else? [​IMG]

    Last edited: May 28, 2008
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    your roost is fine.they wont get messed on.
  3. sBrickmanHouse

    sBrickmanHouse Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Yours might be smart enough, but mine definitely are not!

    We have three roosts, staggered at 12" apart both high and wide.

    If they slept on the front of the roosts, they'd be staggered out of the way of the ones above pooping on them. But no, they sleep on the sides as well, directly underneath the ones above, and they do end up with poop stains on them.
  4. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Mine aren't smart enough either and you'll have a really messy roost. I think I would try to adjust it.

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