How much height over the roost?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Real McChicks, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Real McChicks

    Real McChicks In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    We are finally putting together the coop- but we need to figure out the placement for the roost. How much headroom do they need over the roost? 18"? We have a BR, RIR, EE and a Red Star. I have no idea how tall they will be when full grown.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011

  2. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. How big is your coop? If your worried about head room over your roost your coop might be on the small size for LF. My 5 pens have 6' head room so its not an issue.

    These are 4 of my 5 pens. [​IMG]
  3. BigChick

    BigChick Hatching

    Jun 29, 2011
    I like to give them plenty of head room so I put mine where there will be at least 21 inches from roost to top of pen.

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