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need help with my roost

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kimmerjo, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. kimmerjo

    kimmerjo Chirping

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    I just finished building my.... poop table box. ( didn't know what to call it).. I don't know how to post pictures in threads so there is one in my profile of it. But I need to know what the best roost to put above it would be. "The poop table box " is 25"x6' and is about 3' off the ground.
     
  2. kimmerjo

    kimmerjo Chirping

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    [​IMG]. I think this is how to do it.:)?
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    A 2x4 with the wide side up will work, 6" or so above the poop table should catch all poops.
     
  4. kimmerjo

    kimmerjo Chirping

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    Ok and one should do? I plan on getting between 10-12 .
     
  5. Grey Roo

    Grey Roo In the Brooder

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    For regular size chickens, meaning not bantams, I would allow 1 foot of roost length per bird. So for 10-12 chickens, allow 10-12 feet of roost.
     
  6. kimmerjo

    kimmerjo Chirping

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    Ok odd question If I put two board acrossed it will the poop on each other?
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    You mean putting them one on top of the other? Yes, chickens don't look before pooping. If you do side by side (with a good amount of space in between) then you will be fine
     
  8. kimmerjo

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    Lol ya next to each other. Ok thank you all so much.
     

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