Roost height for youngsters

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Zahboo, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I am wanting to do their roost at a height so I won't have to move it at adult age. so, is 4'6" too high for 2 month olds to get up? They have their primary feathers, but have never had a roost before. Cinnamon queens and Barred Rocks.
  2. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Winchester, TN
    yes. I believe it will be. but just go ahead and put in the rooster and they should learn.
  3. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    It would probably be too high now...can you make a permanent or even temporary ramp for them? Or maybe a lower roost that they can use to jump up to the higher roost. Depending on your breeds, it is also hard on the heavier breeds to land from such a height.

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