how far apart should roots be from each other...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by redhen, May 29, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    if they are on the same wall?...and how far away from the wall should they be? much clearance from the celing should they have?..we will be adding the roots i just wanted to check before we installed them..and have a problem later on..thanks..Wendy.....p.s...i'm not sure..but i think my breeds are pretty good size...RIR, sex-link,white rock,hamburg,lakenvelder
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Just put your root up where they are comfortable!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think the general rule is that if you do a ladder type roost, you place bars 12 inches up and across. 12 inches from the wall would probably be good, and with at lest 18inches of head clearance is what I'd use for my roosts.

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