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roost size for buff orpingtons

Hi all. How high and how wide should my roosts be for my buff orpingtons? They don't seem to roost at night with what I have set up. Any suggestions?

linmad
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

What is your set up now? I would suggest the same height as for other LF, but wider.

Sulky Bantam
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

I think I read somewhere that Buff Orpingtons can be a little scared of height. At least at certain ages maybe. The BO I have don't all want to roost at night it seems. Some of them do but not all. I have a roost for them that is probably close to 3 feet off the ground.

craigmartin
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Mine have a choice from 1/2 to 3 feet. Like a ladder. Also keeps the pecking order neat.

Sulky Bantam
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

thanks everyone. I put two roosts up at about 1/2 foot and they seem to use it more. I read that they can get up on higher roosts but the problem is getting down-they're a bit too heavy to be landing hard on their legs. I may try the ladder idea if they dont seem happy enough.

linmad
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Good, hope it works! Yes, larger birds can be hesitant about descending.

Sulky Bantam
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021


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