How high for the perch?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueberrychickens, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How high should we put the roosting perch? Would they rather have a perch that looks out the window or would they rather be up higher, more closer to the ceiling?
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Some chickens prefer up high and others lower. Our roosts are @ three different levels in our coop. Hope that helps?
     
  3. Tuka

    Tuka New Egg

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    I have 2 levels one about 10 inches up, and the other about 2.5 feet up, They are both in front of a window, they love looking out the window. I would try to do two levels, if they could have window view that is awesome.

    Good Luck

    Tuka
     
  4. hughmac312

    hughmac312 Out Of The Brooder

    like the lady said, multiple heights in the coop, i believe this also is determined by
    peck order...
    also i've cut some saplings/trees, about 3 in in diameter, and will make my roosts out
    of these... i'm hoping it will simulate a more natural setting for them.

    Hugh
     

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