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How much "jumping off" room do chickens need?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by EggyErin, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    Suches, GA
    I'm adding new roosts and trying to figure out how to position them so that the hens don't dive-bomb their feeder and waterer. If there is a ladder, will the hens use it or is their preference for jumping down?
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  2. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    my hens just jump down...
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Mine do both. If they're not to impatient, they use the ladder. I've seen all 8 use the ladder, but if one gets part way up and stops, then they jump up. It's all in their mood.[​IMG]

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