Roost Design Help.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Joe.G, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2011
    Eastern NY
    How High Should the first one be?
    What distance should they be apart?
    How High should the top one be?
    How Many should you have for 12 to 15 Birds?
    What Thickness should they be?

    My First one is about 18 Inch off the ground and then there is about 12 to 15 Inchs between each one going up and about 10 to 12 inches width ways apart.
    The Dia of my RoostSticks is about 2 to 3 inchs.

    How high can Chickens fly?
  2. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    12" from the floor
    12"-18" apart (if standard large breed)
    top one can be any height but leave space for headroom
    but most importantly make the closest one 18" from the wall so you won't have to clean poop off the wall.
    I only have 2 birds, but I think it's 12" of space for each bird (they snuggle close)
    thickness = a 2"x4" board with the 4 inch side flat so they have space to sit on their feet/toes to keep them from getting frostbit.
    the four inches is important - two inches is too thin.
    Sometimes mine will skip a roost when hopping/flying up to the top.
    Sometimes they fly down from the top when waking up.
    Have alot of litter/shavings for a soft landing!
    I used grooved/textured decking material (is not wood) so it would be easier to clean.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2011
    Eastern NY
    Here is what I have Done it has made a big diffrence in keeping the coop clean and also the clean up time.


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