Roost Question!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken_Lover4567, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got some new Barred Rock chicks. I need to know two things:
    1) How high does there mini-roost need to be until they are big?
    2) When they are full grown, ho high does there roost need to be?

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
    -Cassandra
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roost we made for the babies is maybe 4 inches off the ground. They don't really have to be a certain height.

    Right now our roost for our 6 weeks olds is about 2 feet off the ground.

    The important thing to remember with roosts is that for the adult birds you want them to be higher then the nest boxes because they'll want to roost on the highest area, and you don't want them roosting in their nest boxes.

    Here's a thread with some pictures that may help.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=68717
     

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