- Aug 3, 2011
We are in the process of building our coop. We will have two roost bars along two of the walls, each will have a 2-3 foot wide window in the middle of the wall. My question is this, will the chickens prefer to roost facing the windows or facing the inside of the coop? I'm trying to figure out the spacing from the wall and also the poop boards underneath. Will some face the windows and the ones without a view face the opposite direction? How wide of a poop board should I allow if birds are roosting in both directions? My chicks are only five weeks old so they have a lot of growing left to do. Does anyone have a problem with the chickens hanging out on the poop board? If so, how do we keep them out of the major poop areas? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!