How high should roost be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ging3rhoffman, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I have some heavy breeds and didnt know if the 4 and 5 ft roost were to high. Some of them hop up and down the roost 2 X 4's to get to the top and others fly down. They all seem to want to be as high as possible.
  2. Chooksaurus

    Chooksaurus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2009
    NW WI
    As long as they are higher than the nesting boxes and not so high that they injure themselves trying to flop straight down, it is a good height. Mine are about 4' off the ground, but I have read about other coops that are higher.
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    My roost is about 4' also. I added a step for them to help them get up easier but they never use it coming back down, they always fly down. Sice they won't use my step coming down I would not want them higher than 4' as they might hurt themselves being a large breed flying down.

    Here is my roost


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