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roost question and feeder/water height off the ground

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FoxRiverRat, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. FoxRiverRat

    FoxRiverRat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    a couple quick questions for you experts :)

    How are off the wall does the roost need to be? is 6-8 inches enough? I wanted it close to one wall so that it would be away from the feeder/waterer to help keep those clean.

    Also, when chickens are full grown, about how far off the ground to I want the bottom of the feeder and waterer?

    Here's what I've got so far...getting there! tons of [​IMG]
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    work!
     
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  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want the feeder and waterer to be the height of you chickens backs- it's a very good idea to make them adjustable. It depends on the kind/ size of chickens you are getting. For the roosts- think about how long half or your longest bird is. Make it that far away. It is a little weird, but it is accurate. And yes, pretty much don't go closer than 6-8 inches. *sorry for spelling errors.
     
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  3. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And nice coop!
     
  4. FoxRiverRat

    FoxRiverRat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi and thanks for the reply! I do have a chain hanging from the roof framing for the feeder/waterer, but would also love to get it the right height before the baby chicks move out there and mess it all up lol. I got cinnamon queens which seem to also go by buff rocks, golden comets, golden sex links. I think 6-8 should work for them based on the half their full grown length. thanks :)
     
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