Roosts

trooper

Songster
9 Years
Apr 26, 2010
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I'm making ladder roosts for my coop.I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me how high the bottom 1 should be off of the floor and what the distance is between steps.I have it tilted about 22 degree angle so that bottom chickens stay clean.Thanks My ceiling is 8 ft
 

Gardenpig

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
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i'd like to know this too. I am planning my first coop design right now and trying to figure everything out.
 

WestKnollAmy

The Crazy Chicken Lady
Apr 22, 2008
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upstate SC
I think I went 2' off the floor to start with but the bedding has gotten up high enough for it to be more like 6" at certain times of the year. I put the roosts about 18" to 2' apart because all I have in that coop are standard birds. Though my bantam Cochin kids come in all the time and hop right up to the top without any problem.

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darkmatter

Crowing
11 Years
12 Years
Jul 10, 2009
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See my BYC page for pics. I recommend you use a carriage bolt on the upper ends so you can pivot the whole ladder up and out of the way when cleaning/working inside the coop. Just be sure the top rung is far enough away from the wall to prevent the chickens from streaking the wall. (lesson learned, I had to remove the original top rung from the ladder assembly)
 

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