How far from wall should roost poles be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MeadowBrookFarm, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. MeadowBrookFarm

    MeadowBrookFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    How far from a wall should roosting poles be, and if I'm putting up several in parallel, what should be the minimum distance between them?
     
  2. bullpup95

    bullpup95 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same question????
     
  3. tanyizzle

    tanyizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone may have a better answer but my gut tells me about 1 chicken length.
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    it depends on your chickens... are they full size or bantam?

    I have mine a foot away from the wall
     
  5. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine criss-cross the coop so I figure they'll work it out themselves... that and only the ends touch the walls: maybe that would work for you (unless you like things neat and tidy [​IMG])
     
  6. MeadowBrookFarm

    MeadowBrookFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I do prefer neat and tidy [​IMG] and I have regular-sized hens (barred rock, lt. brahmas, etc.). Do you think a foot spacing between all the rods would be sufficient?
     
  7. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd probably go 18 inches at least between... a foot and they'll be right on top of each other.
     
  8. Dar

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    Quote:... I used 12" L brackets to attach the roosts to the wall.. works out great and I have full size birds... my bantams have a smaller roost 6" away and this keeps the big girls off the small girls roost
     
  9. wingsofglory

    wingsofglory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They like to snuggle. I have mine at the same height, parallel except 8" apart at one end and about 14" at the other end. They like the section about 10' apart. The ones behind put their heads between the chickens in front. Even in the summer; - of course it is about 40 to 45, rarely 50 degrees F at night here in the summer. Days run 55 to 75.
     

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