1. Scaredstiff

    Scaredstiff Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2012
    Norfolk County, MA
    How high is to high? What is to low? the newbies want to know!
    Oh, and what kind of slope should I be aiming for in a ramp for them?

    I'm planning building a coop from scratch, with a row of nesting boxes topped by a poo tray and roost. I plan on getting full sized hens, hopefully austrailorps. How high can i expect them to jump into the nesting boxes or to get on a roost?
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    My roost in this coop is[​IMG] probably too high but chickens like to roost at the highest level. If you look on the opposite wall you will see my nesting boxes. I don't like to bend over to gather eggs. Some say the birds should be able to flap their wings once when departing the roost & landing on the ground. Just give them a good unobstructed runway to land on. Other words nothing in their way.

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