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post #21 of 25

I was going to suggest something like that, but I took another look at the pictures, and noticed this:

the nesting boxes are 2/3's as tall as the door, so if we had the roost as high as the top of the door,

 

the ventilation would be blowing directly on the hens. :( It was a nice idea.

"With a good set of power tools, some glue and some nails, all things are possible." Me

 

Dragons are a lot like cats. They sleep with one eye open, tail a-twitch, and will rain fiery death down upon you should you disturb them.

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"With a good set of power tools, some glue and some nails, all things are possible." Me

 

Dragons are a lot like cats. They sleep with one eye open, tail a-twitch, and will rain fiery death down upon you should you disturb them.

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post #22 of 25
Plug the bottom holes, or all of them ... and make new ones at the very top ... wink.png
Edited by 123RedBeard - 10/20/15 at 5:22pm
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post #23 of 25
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We got our first egg today! Super excited for tomorrow to see if more hens get in on the action! big_smile.png
post #24 of 25
Great! Did they(she) lay it in a nest?
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post #25 of 25
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Great! Did they(she) lay it in a nest?
yes! Just one egg, but nestled in the soft bedding of the larger pink plastic container! I checked in the morning before I went to work.... no egg! But in the evening it was there! So I'm thinking she laid it later in the morning once the sub was fully up. I checked this morning also and no eggs today so I'll have my kids check when they get home from school in the afternoon (rather than wait til evening when I get home from work). This all makes me think supplemental lighting will be more important for our girls even though others here have said they don't use it
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