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Ladder roost or pole roost for my dream coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NHchicks, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. NHchicks

    NHchicks Songster

    May 13, 2010
    In envisioning my shed style coop that I hope to get once I win an episode on Extreme Coop Makeover (they do have that, right?), I'm wondering if I should put in a ladder roost, or a 3 or 4 foot high pole roost around say 2 sides of the interior. The thing with a ladder roost is that there are different levels and I wonder if they'd peck over that. If everyone has the same opportunity to be on one 3 or 4 foot high pole roost, then maybe there wouldn't be any fighting over who gets to roost where.

    Any thoughts on that?

  2. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chirping

    Jul 18, 2011
    Benson, NC
    Ha, great question! Just in time for me to find out too, as I am wondering the same thing!!
  3. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Songster

    Apr 5, 2011
    SE Georgia
    I have both kinds in my coop...some of the chickens prefer one, some prefer the other. I am converting over to ladder roosts exclusively though, because they save more space. The chickens do tend to stay on the top two rungs of the ladder roost.
  4. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
    See my BYC page for pics of my setup. I use a ladder roost that is hinged for lift up.

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