how high should a roost be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JanetSmithery, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. JanetSmithery

    JanetSmithery Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4-chicken coop will be a 4 foot cube: four feet wide, four feet deep, four feet high. I think the openings to my external nest box will be 2-4 inches off the ground and will be 12-14 inches high. Because of door placement, the roost will have to be anchored above the nest box. I was thinking of anchoring the roost 2 feet off the coop floor...which would basically make it in the middle of the coop.

    Would the chickens be able to flutter up to that height without a ladder?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yes, a couple of feet are not a problem for chickens, but they may just roost on top of the nest boxes.

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  3. ssteiner

    ssteiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes
     
  4. JanetSmithery

    JanetSmithery Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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