Roost Top Deck?? (See Photo)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Raleigh, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Raleigh

    Raleigh Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm building my first coop....

    I would like to extend the ramps up to a screened in roof top deck as shown in the photo. Will the chickens be able to use this? Do you see any issues?

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you put a bar inside up there, don't be suprised if they just jump up and hang out or even just start to sleep there if it is the highest point in the coop. I'm sure it will be fine.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Interesting coop! [​IMG]

    Just make sure you have some way of getting up there to clean, since if they go up there they will GO up there, if you get my drift, especially since they may well want to sleep there as silkiechicken says.

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
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    they will probabley love it.But as Pat said make it easy enough for you to reach to clean and collect eggs etc.My friend has a hay barn for the chickens to use and they all roost in the rafters.They are leghorns,barred rocks cochins and varied bantam as well as standard birds.
     

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