Roosts ***Pics***

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Penske, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the roosts. We placed them about 15" off the wall and 15" apart. They are 29" high and will have a droppings board underneath. They are 6' long. We have another shorter roost for additional space diagonally in one corner. We'll have 16 hens (2 will be bantys).

    So exciting!

    Lisa

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  2. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those roosts look sooo comfy! Could you explain or, better yet, show me the droppings board or droppings pit. I'm undertaking the same task this weekend and I want to make cleaning easy. Thanks!
     
  3. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The droppings board is not built yet. It'll be some type of flat board installed about 5"-6" below the roost. Not sure how DH is going to do it. Then, each day, I'll just scrape the shavings and poo into a bucket. The hens will have access to the whole coop floor this way.

    Lisa
     

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