roost question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by vegaschik99, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. vegaschik99

    vegaschik99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I make it level or elevated?
     
  2. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    Hows this. Level but elevated. Mine are about 2 feet and 3 feet off the ground and about 1 foot apart.
     
  3. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want them higher than the nest boxes. They like to perch up high.


    ...JP
     
  4. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes and yes, elevated off the ground and level to the ground.

    My roost is 12" from the back wall and none of the chicken poop lands on the wall.

    My big mistake was not making the roost long enough, it looked ok when they were young and a smaller size. The highest rung is 2.5' off the ground, but it is less than 3' long which is enough for 3 chickens, but the fourth hen roosts on top of the nest box rather than the lower rung, so I need to remodel the roost in the near future.

    --Hugh
     
  5. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    mine are over head....I built my coop so that ventilation runs all in front of the whole coop...

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    inside behind that ventilation area are my roosts, out of tree limbs and they love it as they get to see the whole yard, I so have roost steps on the back wall and this is how they get onto the limbs

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