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Roost pole height?

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

  1. mpc

    mpc In the Brooder

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

    Thanks.
     
  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

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    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

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    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

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    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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