In the Brooder
- Jun 11, 2012
Can a coop have to much roosting space? I have one Roo and 25 hens. My coop is 10x11 and had 3 long roosts all at the same level. Since some of my cochins were having trouble getting up on the roost, I lowered them to about 3 ft off the ground. Ok that is the background. In the last month a lot of pushing and shoving and pecking and moving around, so I added another roost (2x3 board with rounded edges) so some of the more passive girls could get out of the way. Its worse now, with all my hens and Roo they easily fit on 2 1/2 roosts. One of my cochin and one wyandotte have moved over to my banty coop where they roost peacefully. Have I given them to much room? I'm starting to have treat wounds.