your newbie q of the week...Roosts???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by scrapmom5, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should a roost look like. I just figured out that the roost and nest box are not one in the same. [​IMG] Does a roost need to be big enough that they won't fall? We have panaramic windows at about 9 feet up, should we put the roost there or lower. I am amazed at what I have learned about chickens and ducks in the last month. Who ever said you stopped learning when you graduated never experienced children or pets.[​IMG]
     
  2. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I whould put the roost about 3 to 4 feet up. If they are atthe very top you will need roost closer to the ground so they can get up that high. Here is the roost in our coop -

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  3. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the ramp by the window a roost???

    The beam is it a 4 X 4???
     

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