Roost boards parallel? OK?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by daxigait, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I need to know if my two roost boards being the same height will work.I biult a poop board set up for pdz and screened it over with chicken wire that is up enough I can scoop. Then I put two roost bars about eight inches over the poop board that run the 10'. I am going to put a couple of Cross boards as the ladder board is on the east end. Do I need these boards to be different heights? 1'apart
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not a problem at all. They can be the same height. Just make sure your chickens are able to easily jump up and down from them--8 inches sounds fine.
     
  3. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks. The ladder ramp goes over the poop board edge to the first roost.
     
  4. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that's great. A ladder is especially helpful if your coop houses heavy breeds, like barred rocks or buff orpingtons.
     
  5. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    ythanks. Yep, RIR, BR, Orps, EE. A mixed bunch. Three of fifteen have started laying and one turned into a useless cockerel. Now I have to choose buff or RIR roo.
     
  6. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Is 10-12" enough distance between them?
     
  7. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so. You would want to have enough distance that they are not pooping on the other board, but close enough so that they can jump across.
     
  8. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I will try it and see. I am putting two cross boards in for them to use to cross, and for me to staple the chicken wire to so I can scoop without touching it
     

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