Roost issue on my new coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LoneCowboy, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Ok, I'm building a new coop to sell actually. But I'm having an issue with the location of the roosts. It's a 4X4 coop and the roosts either interfer with a window or a door. So the question is, can a roost be in front of a window? at the side of a window? Close to the door?

    The whole back of the coop opens up for easy cleaning, so I'm trying to keep everything easily accessible from the back so I want to put the roosts on the sides so the dropping pits won't have to be reached over to get food and water changed out. But then they interfer with the door [​IMG]

    So I just need to know if it's ok to have windows close, or will that cause too much of a chill? I assume they will be closed if it's too cold.

    What do you all think?
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    My roost is directly in front of the window.
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:Same here in my small coop.
  4. muddler6

    muddler6 Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jefferson County, PA
    Just a though, how about doing it corner to corner? would that interfere with anything?[​IMG]
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I thougth about doing something like that, you know small ones in each corner, but they like to roost close together for warmth. So that was out. If I go full corner to corner, I interfer with everything. [​IMG] [​IMG] Well, I think what I'll do is switch where I was going to put the door and the window in front and just have it coming straight out from the front window. That would give them less window draft and that should work. Since you guys have you roosts in front of windows, mine should be ok too.

    I have the nesting box so the hen will have to jump up on the main roost and then to the nesting box roost to get into it. See any problems with that?
  6. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    From my experience as long as the box is below the roost you're ok. also might want to put a top on the nest box with a steep pitch so no one will roost on it.
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    It's an external box so that won't be a problem. It's just making sure they'll be able to get to it. Thanks

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