1. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Songster

    Dec 1, 2010
    I currently have 7 laying hens with a 7' long 2'x4' layed flat for the roost. There is a 1"x10"x7' a foot below it for the poop board. My question is that I have 6 new pullets that I am about to add to the perm coop. How much roost space do I need for 13 hens and any ideas for adding more roost space? Thanks.

  2. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chirping

    Jun 11, 2011
    Well, I've heard about one foot per bird is right... so you definitely need more pole space. Can you post a pic of inside of your coop? Anyway to staggar like a ladder-type configuration?
  3. ChickenLove123

    ChickenLove123 Songster

    Mar 7, 2011
    I just retired two mop handles... closet rods from the Re-Store...
    I think I remember 10 inches of roost space for each chicken.
  4. Renthorin

    Renthorin Chirping

    Jun 13, 2011
    Dexter Michigan
    I have two 2x4's laid wide side up (big flat surface). They are both 7.5 feet long. I have 12 hens and I thought at one foot per bird I need 12 feet.

    What I have witnessed is all the poo on one end or the other. When I spy on them, they are all huddled together in one area, thus the specific piles of poo.

    I think they may enjoy the one foot/bird, but mine don't seem to 'need' it. They prefer to crowd together :)

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