Roost distance from nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by oliolio, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. oliolio

    oliolio Hatching

    Feb 1, 2015
    Hi! I'm a newbie to this chicken thing and am building my coop. Wanting to put the roost at 1 end in a large cabinet and the nesting area about 15-20 feet down the run in another large cabinet. Do the roost and nesting boxes need to be together? The run will have a roof if that matters. Thanks!!! I'm sure I'll be asking more in time!

  2. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Songster

    Nov 26, 2011
    The roost and nest boxes don't have to be next to each other if you have the room.
  3. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Songster

    May 14, 2014
    E Washington
    If you end up putting them close together, make sure the roosts are higher because their instincts are to go as high as they can when sleeping for the night and you don't want them sleeping (pooping) in the nesting boxes.

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