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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by slushey51, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. slushey51

    slushey51 In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone,

    Im have bought 6 chicks Thursday, 3 RIR and 3 Dominickers. They are one week old and in a brooder. I am making my coop under a old playground set. Im putting two rows of three on top of each other and I'm wondering if the roost has to be in the same room and do the birds fly into their nests or do they need one of those ramps?

    Thanks,
    Slushey51
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    Two rows of 3 nests? You only need 2 nests for 6 birds, and they will probably only use one of those. People usually make them a ramp. They can fly up a certain distance but they may not.
     
  3. slushey51

    slushey51 In the Brooder

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    Thank you very much that will save me some time. [​IMG]
     
  4. RooRidgeFarm

    RooRidgeFarm Chirping

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    For the heavier breed chickens, ramps help a lot. Smaller breeds and gamier birds may bypass a ramp and fly up.

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. slushey51

    slushey51 In the Brooder

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    Thank you. I got my design down now.
     

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