How high for my roosts and perches?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fuzzy8, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. fuzzy8

    fuzzy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to put some perches and roost bars in my pen. I was thinking some corner ones and some coming off my support posts with metal L-brackets and 2x4s. My question is how high is too high or what should I put them at?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Multiple levels are best; each bird will prefer a certain height. In my coops my lowest are at about 2' high and the tallest about 6'.
     
  3. fuzzy8

    fuzzy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok great. My run is 20x20 and 7 feet high with a net covered roof. So as long as 6 to 7 feet isn't too high in going to stagger them.
     
  4. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you trim their wings they can't fly as high

    i have perches around 6 in and 2 ft in the coop.. the outside perch in the run is around 2 1/2 ft

    20x20 run ? create some swings for them they will love it. keep them from getting bored
     
  5. fuzzy8

    fuzzy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't plan on clipping there wings. I will have to look into making a swing.
     
  6. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the same material you use for your perches..

    but using hook and chains

    swing back and forth keep them cool during the summer heat as well

    or you can buy chicken swings.. but it's always cheaper to make your own

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