Roost Height?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickOhio, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. ChickOhio

    ChickOhio Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello
    I just finished our coop its 8x8x8 what height should the roosts be for standard chix?

    I am using a 8 ft cedar log attached at a angle across the coop.

    Thanks
     
  2. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would but the roost maybe 3ft off the floor. They will try to roost as high as they can so maybe higher.
     
  3. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would make it at least 2 feet high but make sure it is slightly higher than the nests or anything else they may be tempted to use as a roost.
     
  4. ChickOhio

    ChickOhio Out Of The Brooder

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    Can they make the jump to 4' or would that promote flight?

    Nest boxes are 30" from the floor
     
  5. Skitz

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    I would put it at 3 feet
     
  6. will hunt for food

    will hunt for food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can "ladder" the roosts, about 12" apart, 12" vertical and horizontal. Start around 30" since that is your nest box height, and go up from there. You do not want them directly above each other, and you want them away from the wall so the birds have room.
     

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