We are pretty close to starting to frame our coop (if it would ever stop snowing), but still have one question I have not found an answer to about roost placement: how far out from the wall do you place the roosts? And if you have two roosts parallel to each other, how far apart do you place them? In our 8 x 10 coop, we will have one 6' length of roost on the south wall, and two 5' parallel lengths of roost on the north wall, with the one closer to the wall about 10 inches higher than the other (kind of like a slanted ladder). I've seen pictures of coops that have this type of arrangement, but I can't figure out how far apart to put those two roosts. I don't want the lower birds to get pooped on. I will have some sort of droppings board under the lower roost to catch droppings from both roosts. We have some of the larger/heavier birds - RIR, Black Star (soon to get some Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rocks), so the roosts won't be too high off the ground - the lower one will probably be around 30 inches or so - does that sound right? I don't want any leg injuries when they jump down. Thanks so much! Everyone on here is so helpful - it is much appreciated.