how high shoud my roost be

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by clucking chicken, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. clucking chicken

    clucking chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2009
    we r cleaning out our hen house and im wondering how high the roost should be off the ground [​IMG]
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I think 18-24 inches off the ground with at least 12-18 inches between roosts if using ladder type and 10-12 inches wide for each bird using it.
  3. RonB

    RonB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    I have four roost's in a corner. I had to put one at 2' because my rooster couldn't make it up to the one at 3'(he would crash&burn) another at 4' and the last one at 5'. most of the flock use them all to get to the top.they all sleep on the top one

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