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Roost question for standerd breeds.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sfisher, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building a open coop/pen and need to ask a question. This will be a ladder type roost. The highest point of the roof will the roost will end, is eight and a half feet off the ground. How high up should I go with the last roost board? I am going to use 2x4s skinny end up instead of flat end. The main question is, how much spacing between each rung, for stander breed chickens? So they can get from the top to the bottom. They will have their wings clipped.
     
  2. pacanis

    pacanis Out Of The Brooder

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    I seem to remember seeing 12" up, 12" over for ladder or stairstep type perches.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You mean you are building a 'coop' with no sort of enclosed shelter?
     
  4. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has 3 sides, not fully enclosed 12'x7'.
     
  5. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL at your icon, AHAHAHA!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody else!
     
  7. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    use the flat end up instead, its easier for standards
     
  8. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, uhmm.....

    Is the ladder roost slanted or vertical? It is wise not to put a roost over another, otherwise the lower hen will get pooped on.............hehe [​IMG]
     
  9. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is slanted. I'snt flat side up just to keep their feet warm?
     
  10. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have more than 12" I use fat tree branches to simulate the natural outdoors, they are able to rub their beaks on it, just be sure to angle it so they don't poo on each other, [​IMG]

    I only have two steps (for stability) and they always use the top one. They like the rungs fat to wrap their feet around. Do not put a square board that will hurt. [​IMG]
     

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