Roost height with regard to headroom

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tororider, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much headroom do I need to give the chickens in their roost? In other words, how far from the cieling of the coop should the roost be at minimum? I have limited space so I am trying to maximize floorspace. Thanks
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to have a couple feet minimum myself for large breeds.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    In my tractor they have about 16-18" above the roost, which is just about adequate (they're sexlinks) but I sure would not give 'em less, and more might be kinder. You can see how it looks to you on https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-tractor , scroll most of the way down for a view of the inside with a shot of a chicken on the roost.

    Pat
     

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