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Positon of roost and nesting box - Help please.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Morkstar 777, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Morkstar 777

    Morkstar 777 New Egg

    Mar 7, 2016

    Hoping you can help. Am just in the final stages of building my coop. The position of my nesting box is at floor height (so my children can access the nesting box from outside. I have a 6' ledge that the birds will need to hop over before entering.

    With reference to my picture, do you think that its ok to place the roosts (red) in the position as indicated? I'll build a poop board (yellow) below and then the chickens will need to walk under in order to enter the nesting box. Should be about 18" clearance.

    I'm unable to place the roosts in the opposite end as that is where I enter the coop from.

    Thanks for all your help in advance.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    The plan seems fine to me. The roosting poles are quite high, so i hope that you are not intending to have large breed chickens - although bedding in the coop will help soften the landing.

  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    I would use that set up as it is my preference as to what I am going to do in my coop except my nests will be under the poop board vs. slightly behind it but that will work great for your set up.
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    I think its perfect.
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Just be sure that there is enough room between roosts. There should be a foot clearance between each, and foot from that back wall, so that the birds can easily maneuver the roosts.

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