Multiple Perches

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RickSr, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. RickSr

    RickSr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If space was not limited, what would be the space between each perch, how much higher would the second perch be, and how many perches could be "stair stepped" before the top perch would be too high?




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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    I've never used a perch system like that, so I'm probably not the best qualified person to give advice. Hopefully, other members will come along and help. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    I don't know the answers to your questions, because I don't have roosts arranged like that. Hopefully, somebody who has made ladder-style roosts will come along soon and help you out.
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You might try posting your question in the coop/run design forum. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance I think the answers to your questions might vary, ie depending on the breed of chicken you have, with better flyers like leghorns you could go higher before you worry about the birds flying off (birds often will go up a ladder, but just fly down if they can).
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    High perches aren't good for heavy breeds, as they land hard on their feet. Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sorry but, I don't know anyone who has perches arranged like your diagram.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I also have never seen a perching system like that but it is cool!
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I too have not seen perches like your design. I hope you find the answers you seek in the link that Kelsie has left for you.
    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] Nice to have you join us.
     
  10. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a diagram somewhere that showed 12" up & 12" back for each level in a setup like that. I don't know if it's something that would work though.
     

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