Roosts--- how high should they be???

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

  1. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2012
    North Western Wisconsin
    i suppose this might depend on the breed and i havs BO, SW, AA, and also a belgian D'uccle that can fly like any song bird and my poor cochin who can hardley get off the ground. Where is the happy medium??? Also what are your guy's thoughts on differing height perches----- my friend has 5 chickens and the highest roost only fits 2 and they are constantly squabbling over it....
  2. 3Dchicken

    3Dchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
    I've heard that it is a good idea to put some of the shorter perches in front, followed by eventually taller ones in the back.
  3. SeanBlack

    SeanBlack Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2012
    I've read on the computer that about a foot from the ground and about 8" per chicken
  4. 3Dchicken

    3Dchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
    It prolly depends on the breed. I don't know much about certain breeds.
  5. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2012
    Moscow, TN
    Mine start at ground level in a ladder style then another ladder about 5' off the ground opposing with some single rails around the walls about 6.5' up.. They all want the top roost.
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    To suite many different breeds.

    I use ladders. Always ladders. My cochins can make it up to #3
  7. 3Dchicken

    3Dchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
    Aww a cute wall of chickens! <3
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks :)
  9. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2012
    Tifton, Ga
    You could make a walk way to the roost. That's what I had to do for my silkie. Since they have poor feather conditions and therefor can't fly quite well.
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It's not really poor feather conditions.. I think a lot of the silkie roosting issues stem from not being able to see well.

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