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Roosting chickens essay



Does the roosting bar have to be a certain height? I don't have any pics right now, but if you picture a 4x8 rectangle. the nesting boxes are on the right side of the 8' wall and the door to the run is on the opposite side (the feeder is going right next to it on the wall closest to the entrance door. that leaves our back wall the 4' one for the roosting bar to go across. Is there a height. anything special need to be under it? other than shavings?
edit: also we are using a black birch branch. take off the bark?
thanks!
I just found something that said they need to be higher than the nesting boxes? is that true? if so. they will need to be like 4' off the ground! too high i'd think for my new little pullets only 6 weeks old. NO??

Our roosts aren't very high (maybe 16 inches?), but it IS important that they be higher than the nest boxes (otherwise, the chickens will want to sleep in the nest boxes for some reason. My neighbor has this problem as her roosts are lower than her nest boxes.).

Our roosts are removable for easy cleaning. I HIGHLY recommend putting a removable droppings board under the roosts. It saves BIG TIME on shavings and cleaning the coop. I just go in once in the morning and scrape down the board into a bucket and toss it into the compost heap. It doesn't get any easier than that!

You'd be surprised how adept the birds are at getting up to the roosts (although a ladder is helpful if they're high).
Good luck!

Does the roosting bar have to be a certain height? I don't have any pics right now, but if you picture a 4x8 rectangle. the nesting boxes are on the right side of the 8' wall and the door to the run is on the opposite side (the feeder is going right next to it on the wall closest to the entrance door. that leaves our back wall the 4' one for the roosting bar to go across. Is there a height. anything special need to be under it? other than shavings?
edit: also we are using a black birch branch. take off the bark?
thanks!
I just found something that said they need to be higher than the nesting boxes? is that true? if so. they will need to be like 4' off the ground! too high i'd think for my new little pullets only 6 weeks old. NO??


Our roosts aren't very high (maybe 16 inches?), but it IS important that they be higher than the nest boxes (otherwise, the chickens will want to sleep in the nest boxes for some reason. My neighbor has this problem as her roosts are lower than her nest boxes.).

Our roosts are removable for easy cleaning. I HIGHLY recommend putting a removable droppings board under the roosts. It saves BIG TIME on shavings and cleaning the coop. I just go in once in the morning and scrape down the board into a bucket and toss it into the compost heap. It doesn't get any easier than that!

You'd be surprised how adept the birds are at getting up to the roosts (although a ladder is helpful if they're high).
Good luck!


OUr nesting boxes are about 3 feet off the ground and 20 inches in height. give or take. Your layout is way more user friendly than ours. we had to make due with an existing shed so we will have less space for the roost bars also. only the 4' on the back wall. do your nesting boxes go outside? ours do with a lid for easy egg removal (or so we hope!)
Should we put a step roost. we will have 6-7 hens at the very most. will they use the lower one also. a ladder is a good idea.

OUr nesting boxes are about 3 feet off the ground and 20 inches in height. give or take. Your layout is way more user friendly than ours. we had to make due with an existing shed so we will have less space for the roost bars also. only the 4' on the back wall. do your nesting boxes go outside? ours do with a lid for easy egg removal (or so we hope!)
Should we put a step roost. we will have 6-7 hens at the very most. will they use the lower one also. a ladder is a good idea.


Yes, our nesting boxes do extend outside the coop. Saves a ton of floor space. Here's the view of the nest boxes from outside:

I'm not sure about a step roost, as I've never used one. They'll use whatever you give them, whether it's one, two or a step. A tiny ramp ladder is easy to make and easy for them to use. My chickens never used the one we gave them even as teenagers. 6 or 7 at the most, you say? Have you heard of chicken math.

Nice coop Do any of them roost on the droppings board?


Thanks! And no, none of them roost on the droppings board. We actually just bought a security camera for inside the coop (SO FUN. ) so I can tell you with certainty that they don't. My Frizzles sleep in a pile on the floor despite my best efforts to re-train them, but nobody roosts on the droppings board.

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