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remodeling coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by linbee, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. linbee

    linbee Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to remodel coop to accommodate the new chicks coming the first of April. I have a brooder for them but after that, they will go into the main coop. I am going to re-do my roosts and am wondering if the tiered roosts are preferred for a reason or can you just do level/straight roosts? I want to put a litter box under for easier cleaning, and the level roosts seem like they would work better. I have remodeled several times - drives my husband crazy, but I am always trying for the best/cleanest/easiest way to manage the hens. From where I started 6 years ago, I have made many changes, some for the better and some didn't work out at all. I love the PVC pipe feeder and the hanging waterer, so I am now back on the roosts. I built a poop board last spring, but I think the litter type box will work better for me. It does appear to me to be a trial and error thing or what works best for me might not work for you, but I kind of want to try the level roosts. Any thoughts/input will be appreciated.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    My Coop
    Roost configuration can be personal preference,
    and/or what fits best in the coop,
    and/or what fits manure management plans.


    I prefer single level roosts with poop boards for both ease of manure management and it fits my coop configuration best. I have 3 roost/board combos, 2 mounted in L shape at one end of coop and another at the other end of coop that is mounted lower and can be partitioned off for new birds/chicks integration. I also have yet another temporary roost(with no board) that I had to put up for integration purposes.
     
  3. linbee

    linbee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the response - I saw pictures of yours - had never thought to do roosts that way - now re-thinking my own!
     

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