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

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    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

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    my hens just jump down...
     
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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