Roost dowel height

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chumlord, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Chumlord

    Chumlord New Egg

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    How high off the coop floor should roosting dowels be?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens like to roost as high as possible but most can't jump up more than a couple of feet in one leap
     
  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my sleeping roosts at 30 inches, and the roost outside the nesting boxes at 18 inches. I made sure there is enough open room in the coop to give the birds a little flight room to get up on the sleeping roosts. Even my mallard ducks get up into the nesting boxes to lay their eggs!
     
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine start at 30 inches as well, I have two more above that at angle, all 18 inches apart. I have bantams, light and heavy breeds and all get up on the first one with no problem.
     
  5. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my roosts down a foot from the ceiling. That works out to about 30 inches.

    Chris
     
  6. Andykronsch

    Andykronsch Out Of The Brooder

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    we have 2. one is about 2 feet and the other about 4. they seem to like both.
     

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