Roost position?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Moselle, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I know I've seen this and I can't find the answer now. How far away from the wall should a roost be? 12"? 18"?

    So how much poop-space is needed on either side of a roosting perch for a droppings shelf/drawer? Do chickens roost facing a particular direction (toward or away from the nearest wall)?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    My closest roost to the wall is 18 inches..for standards. They dont seem to face any way in particular. Seems they face both ways. Depends on the moods I guess.
     
  3. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think mine is only about 12 inches from the wall. Agree with Deb, they seem to face whichever way they want.
     
  4. pacanis

    pacanis Out Of The Brooder

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    A book I have says 18, but mine is 12" to the center of their perch. I went by what a lot of people have theirs at rather than the book. And I didn't want the droppings pit to take up any more room than it had to in case they faced "backwards", which they sometimes do.
     

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