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

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    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

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    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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