I need advise about my roost. I am building a mini-coop for my backyard. It will be home to 3 bantam cochins. Here are some pictures. The inside of the coop is only about 3 feet by 3 feet. I plan on putting bedding up to the top of the baseboard, that will give me about 4 1/2 inches of bedding. My problem is I only have about 21 inches of room at the back wall and about 27 inches at the front wall, measuring from the top of the bedding to the roof. I had planned on putting the roost from the center of the back wall to the center of the front. I never really put much thought into it. But now I am realizing that the chickens will have to sneak under the roost to get to the nesting boxes or jump over the roost. I am thinking I might just mount it a couple inches higher then the bedding, so that the hens can just hop over it to get to the nest boxes. Wish I would have made the coop alittle taller. Oh well, no turning back now. Too late for a major remodel. If anyone has any input I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. Oh, and I will get some pictures of my whole coop and my new chicks up soon!