Hi to all from southern Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dgreenleaf, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. dgreenleaf

    dgreenleaf New Egg

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    Am from southern part of Indiana, approx 30 miles from Louisville, Ky. Have just gotten started with 60 chicks of various breeds along with 14 turkey chicks. Have 2 daughters that are starting in 4H and are planning to show their young chickens come fair time.
    Just getting finished with building a 8' X 16' roost and nest house. My biggest question at this time is how close can I put the roost poles to accomadate the chickens and turkeys? Was planning on 8" apart in both horizontal and vertical measurements.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You may find 8 inches to be tight. Also, they will all try to roost on the highest perch, so you may want to put them parallel instead of having higher and lower roosts.
     
  3. dgreenleaf

    dgreenleaf New Egg

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    thanks for the info
     
  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
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    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG]Welcome from Louisiana! [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So happy you joined. I have to agree with 1muttsfan, the roost should be the same height because they will fight to get to the highest level. :thumbsup
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    Greetings from Kansas! [​IMG]
     

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