Roost question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gapeach717, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Songster

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    I see a lot of roosts as a ladder type structure (even like the one in my brooder) but in my coop I wanted to give areas to roost at different heights and in different parts of the coop. I plan on having an additional ladder type roost in the run if they so desire to hang out on one, but is the non-traditional roosting style ok? or will they be confused?

    This is what it looks like so far:

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    so....should i add more of a ladder or are the scattered places to relax and roost ok?

    Thank you!
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Songster

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    That's such a cute coop.
    I would make sure the roosts are not to high. I would not make them higher then 18 inches. It can cause bumblefoot if the chickens are continually jumping down on a hard floor.
     
  3. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Songster

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    thank you! i will add a few more lower perch areas :)
     

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