1. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me how much room there should be from the top perch to the coop ceiling? And also the distance to a side wall? Thanks
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    you can have your roost 3ft from the roof.an make the roost as long as you want it.
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I like to leave at least 2 feet to the ceiling. This give the birds room to stand and stretch their wings with out banging the ceiling. I do have some large birds and their's is farther.

    The top, back perch is out about 8-12 inches from the back of the house. Depends on the size of the bird.

    Matt

    Edited to correct my misunderstandings.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2008
  4. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess I should have explained further...coop is only 4X4X8 is raised, and only getting a few chickens. Being only 4' tall what is the minimum room they need to the ceiling? And how do they perch if it is right up against the side wall?
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Our roosts are about 18" - 24" in from the wall...does that make sense?

    It's hard to tell the distance from the wall to the roosts but here's a pic anyways...

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    Dawn
     
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Dawn, that answers my question!
     
  7. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    Thank you for posting this question, I was actually just wondering the same thing today.
     
  8. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    My blind Orpington climbs on top of the nest boxes and steps up about a foot to squeeze into a rafter of the coop with a whole 5 inches of room. I think since she is blind, it makes her feels secure to be wedge in like that. The bad part is in the morning when she has to come down, she gets stuck. I tried to block it but she had a fit and slept in a nest box that night..so we let her have her way.

    I know this doesn't answer your question. I just go off on tangents now and then. [​IMG]
     

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