How many feet of roost bar would I need for 24 chickens? Will 8 ft. of roost bar be enough or would I need two 8 ft bars? I am thinking that 8 ft. would not be enough but I am not really sure. The chicks we are raising will be dual purpose birds that we will be keeping 12 over the winter and 12 will be used as meat birds. As they are growing I think 8 ft will be enough but by the time they are all adult (before we reduce the size of our flock) I am thinking it will not be enough roost room. Thanks in advance for your help - finishing the coop this week.