Should I put the roost by the window?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MydearWatson, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. MydearWatson

    MydearWatson Chirping

    Sep 20, 2010
    Hi! We're building a 4 x 8 coop for our 5 chicks. It will have one small window. Is it a good idea to put the roost next to the window so the breeze can blow on them in the summer? I am in CT and it gets quite humid here.
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    Oh Yes. the birds love a view at bedtime and early in the morning
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I have a window right in front of the roost bar and my girls love to sit and look out the window, just as said above, in the morning and evening before bed. And come summer they will enjoy the evening breeze coming in on those hot nights.

    Go for it!! [​IMG]
  4. Horizon Structures

    Horizon Structures Official BYC Sponsor

    Jul 1, 2009
    Atglen, PA
    Just think ahead to winter or cooler weather too... you might want to be able to crack the window in a way that isn't blowing directly on them. And make sure it is sealed tight when it is closed to avoid unwanted drafts.
  5. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Millersburg, PA
    My coop is actually a large stall in a barn and there are windows in this stall. I put the perches underneath the window and my girls now expect me to look through the window everynight to tell them to be good until morning! LOL But yes, they love the window and I think they like the idea of being able to see what is out there too.

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