Roost - How far away from Wall

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jomoncon, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH & I are making our first coop - a converted shed. I can find all sorts of answers about roosts - how much space, height, what it's made from. What I haven't been able to find is how far away from the wall should it be. I'm thinking about 18", DH thinks it should be closer to 2 1/2'.
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ours are about 18" - And there's still plenty room between the poo line on the ground and the wall.
     
  3. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure I read 18" somewhere else as well. You can put it closer but then run a higher risk of having to scrub the wall. Yuck!
     
  4. crazeetxn

    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome!!! Yes, the general concensus I found around here while building ours was 15" - 18". Ours are 18" as well as spaced 18" apart.

    Good luck...
     
  5. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine 15" away from the wall. I covered my walls with those 4X8 sheets of shower panels for easy cleaning.
     
  6. ChickNhood

    ChickNhood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the shower panel idea...i bet that nakes cleanup super easy!
     

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