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  1. magnolia-1971

    magnolia-1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI, My husband is building a coop. 8X8. It is coming along really great. I will post pictures later. We are wondering how the nesting boxes and the roost should be from the ground. [​IMG]

    Any help is appreciated. THANKS!
     
  2. lesgo54

    lesgo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im ready to see some pics
     
  3. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    roost should always be higher than your nesting boxes. Otherwise, they will want to sleep in your boxes. I have external boxes that are built onto the side of my coop. They are only 6 inches off the floor. The closer to the floor, the better. My roost is about 3 feet off the floor, and I have a ladder style roost-- so it has many rungs they can roost on if they like. Don't go any higher than 3 feet for your roosts-- the heavier the bird, the harder they land, and they are not graceful. They can hurt themselves inside a coop jumping down, so there's just no reason to make it harder on them. [​IMG]
     
  4. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    My girls don't like their roost high ( they are big birds ) so it is just above the nest boxes. I had to lower it for them. They do not land very well when they jump down, as Hawkeye95 mentioned. The nest boxes are at floor level. You can see pictures of the set up on my coop page.
     
  5. magnolia-1971

    magnolia-1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So here are the pictures so far. We should have the walls and roof done today. [​IMG]

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  6. magnolia-1971

    magnolia-1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to set up my coop page, but I can't seem to figure it out. How do you set that up? I have been trying to customize my page here also. Any help would be awsome.

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    Thanks
     

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