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How Much Head room

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rbruno, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. rbruno

    rbruno Chirping

    May 6, 2015
    My 4 pullets are arriving Friday and I have a temporary safe coop for them till my larger coop is complete. My question is how much head room do they need to sit on a perch? I have plenty of square footage for 4 chickens. The space is 32 square ft. but the top of the enclosure is 4 ft off the ground. Would a 2 foot perch get them off the ground with 2 ft of head room be ok?

  2. Chuckcluck

    Chuckcluck Chirping

    Dec 8, 2013
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Yep. Chickens live in those mini coops and in chicken tractors closer to the ground than that all the time. The head room is for the adults, it sux to keep banging your head on the ceiling when working the coop.

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