roosts, distance between them?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by michelsal, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. michelsal

    michelsal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking my first and highest roost will be a foot from the front wall of my 3.5X3.5 ft coop.
    how far away must the next roost bar be so hens don't poop on other hens?
     
  2. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think in a coop that size, you should only need one roost. How many birds are you planning for?
     
  3. michelsal

    michelsal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 hens, the roost wouldn't be 4 ft long though, so am trying to find a way to get more room
     
  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    With a coop of that size you'd only want one roost. It's also best to try and keep the roost at least 12' from a wall or ya'll have constant 'poop' running doing the wall to clean up.
     
  5. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You don't need 12" per chicken like many on here state. I have 9 hens and in their old coop I had three 3" roosts for them and 8 of them crammed themselves on the same 3' roost while the other one preferred the poop board. 6-8 inches per bird will do just fine.
     
  6. michelsal

    michelsal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! that is a cuddly group of chickens! thanks for the helpful info!
     
  7. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 standard sized chickens, their highest roost is 4 feet long, I then have a lower level that they tend to use to hop up on the top one,,they do just fine,
     

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