roost and how high

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by maine egg man, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. maine egg man

    maine egg man Out Of The Brooder

    46
    0
    32
    Jul 12, 2008
    maine
    I am about to build the roost in the new coop

    only have 10 birds so I was thinking a ladder tpye roost with two perches one 19 inches
    high and one 28 -30 inches off the floor will this work or should i rethink the design
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

    4,518
    114
    291
    Mar 10, 2007
    Dimondale
    Chickens want to roost as high as they can. So, to avoid fighting for their spot on the hightest roost, make the highest one long enough to hold your 10 chickens. I have 3...one at 3ft, 4ft and 5ft. And it's always a race to get to the highest one. I used a cut off ladder leading up to the 3 ft roost so my bantams and heavier breed chickens can get up easily.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by