Roost the lower one how far out from the top one?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mskayladog, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Mskayladog

    Mskayladog Chillin' With My Peeps

    How far from the top roost should the bottom one be from the top so the girls on top don't poop on the girls on the lower roost? Planning ahead for the new chicks we will be adding.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    The general rule I’ve seen is about 12” horizontal and 12” vertical. All mine are the same height and about a foot apart.
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop
    I second this. Don't go any shorter on the horizontal or they'll poop on each other. Don't go any longer on the vertical or your heavier chickens will have trouble (or at least mine do).

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