1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if my nest boxes are easy for the chickens to enter can I have a roost on the other side of the shed or does the roost have to be near the nest boxes
    cheers phil
     
  2. PingoBags

    PingoBags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is probably better to keep them away from the nest box's to avoid them pooping on them, also keep them higher than the box's
    so they use the roost instead of going in or on the box's.

    The nest box's should be easy for them to enter anyway, not sure why that has to do with your roost question, unless they are sleeping in or on the box's. If that's the case, you might want to train them not too. You'l end up with soiled eggs otherwise.
     
  3. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no I am setting up a new shed & would like roosts on one side & nests on the other (8 x 6 shed )
    cheers phil
     
  4. PingoBags

    PingoBags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, that's fine doing that.
     
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  5. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all your help
    Cheers Phil
     
  6. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far should roosts be from the wall & if i have 2 roosts how far should they be apart
    Cheers Phil
     
  7. PingoBags

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    Minimum of 1 foot from the wall I believe, so they don't end up pooping on the walls. Not sure of the spacing between roosts.
    If I were to guess, 2 feet minimum. That way, everyone should have enough pooping room.
     

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