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Hi everyone.I am starting a flock of Buff Orpingtons and am building a coop from scratch. Being a big breed of chicken, how high should I put the roosts in the coop?

Thanks for the advice.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Low enough that they can step onto, my lowest is 11" off the ground. I then have 3 more which are stepped up 8" at a time and each is set back about 14". I don't have large breeds but I played around with a few layouts and I found that this works for older hens. Most of mine perch on the highest roost but I have 1 who never goes higher than the lowest.

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Could you cresote the roost bars or is it too strong a smell for the birds?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Don't use creosote inside, its carcinogenic and I thought it was banned already, no?

Monday, July 6th, 2020

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