How far does roost need to be from wall?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JennsPeeps, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I've got 3 standards & a banty. DBF is nearly done with the coop ... [​IMG] ... and needs to know how far from the wall a roost should be. I'm thinking 6-8"...?

    Our coop is long but narrow (7'x30") in order to fit into a side yard

    Hope to post pics soon!!
     
  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 or 15".
     
  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 different roosts and they are anywhere from 6" to a foot, they use them all....
     
  4. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jenn,
    If the roosts are farther from the wall, say 15", then it will be less likely that the hens will 'fertilize' the wall during the night. [​IMG]

    Carla
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Very helpful, thanks everyone!

    It never even occurred to me that they'd "fertilize" the wall!
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