I'm trying to wrap a few things up with the coop before the ladies can occupy it and I'm wondering about roost pole placement. I have a bit of a dilemma. The dilemma is that I'm losing some real estate on the inside that I think I'll need for food and water. Here's the basic floor plan. You can see that the food and water need to be accessible but I don't want to put the roost above it because of the obvious reason. So here is my idea. the green will be a modified ladder that is hinged at the top to aid in cleaning. The reverse ladder at the bottom will allow for more floor space inside when they go to feed and drink. My question is how far away from the wall do I need to put the top roost? And to tag onto that, how far out do I need to put the next roost pole below it? I don't want the birds pooping on each other but I want to maximize floor space. Other information is we will have Barred Rocks and Polish birds. If that matters. Thanks.