Roosting Bar???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Deviant, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Deviant

    Deviant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building a 3 by 5 coop. I have read on here about them and it says "usually opposite the side of the nesting boxes" BUT I am making nesting boxes on both sides of the house. Should I just put it near the back so clean up is easier?

    I was going to put 2 or 3 roosting bars in here that are about 10 to 14 inches apart. I have 6 chicks now but I am getting 4 more Saturday.
     
  2. SelfSufficient

    SelfSufficient Out Of The Brooder

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    I know for laying privacy keeping traffic away from the nesting boxes is preferred. Most laying isn't during roosting hours so roost placement nearby shouldn't be a problem. What I have learned is that you want your roost bars higher than the nests so that the herbs won't sleep in them. You could run your bar(s) between the walls, to span the area between the nests. I hope that was somewhat helpful Good luck
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Deviant

    Deviant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I was thinking about running them wall to wall and make them out of 2x4's

    I will have a 12x12 run also and i am doing the 8 nesting boxes because I am just trying to plan ahead for when I have more.
     
  5. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's how I did mine.

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  6. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a look at my coop page. I run two 2x4's roost bars from wall to wall with the nest box underneath one end. You'll see what I mean from the pics.
     
  7. Deviant

    Deviant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I am new BUT I think I am HOOKED I am looking at building a bigger coop already and I have not even finished my 1st one lol
     
  8. Deviant

    Deviant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you coop is nice Mike so if it works for you then it should work for me thanks
     

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