Roost pole height?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mpc, May 23, 2007.

  1. mpc

    mpc In the Brooder

    May 23, 2007
    Rhode Island
    I am raising Rhode Island Reds and was wondering what a good height for the roost poles would be? 2 feet?

  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    I see that this is your first post so ...... WELCOME. [​IMG]
    I have my roost at 2 ft. and they seem to be happy with it I also have one at 18 inches and they never use it. I am sure that others will have ideas for you also.
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    A lot of folks have them at 3 or 4 ft or higher. Mine is at 3.5 ft, with a 'booster step' at 2 ft. They do fine with that. They're jumping down into shavings and hay, so they have a cushy landing.

    Welcome to the insanity!! [​IMG]
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I have 4 week olds that are flying up to roost out in the dog run that are at 2ft & 4 ft already. They don't seem to have any problems getting up and down at those heights. scare me to death but they are doing find!!
  5. siouxbee

    siouxbee Songster

    May 8, 2007
    my coop itself is 2.5 feet high in the back and 3.5 feet in the front. So i was going to have the roost poles run from 12' off the ground near the back (leaving 1.5 feet for chicken) and 18" off the ground in the front, leaving 2 feet for chicken.

    Will that be ok?

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