Originally Posted by SunnySideUpGUAM
has anyone ever placed their nest boxes in a separate area from the roosting perches, or wherever they are sleeping? I was just thinking it might be a good preventive way to keep the girls outta the nest boxes at night. If anyone has done this please let me know what your results were? thanks
Keeping the birds from sleeping in the nests is not that hard of a thing to do.....
......easier than having a separate place to lay IMO.
Keep roosts at least a foot higher than nests, they like to roost as high as possible.
1 foot of roost length per bird so they have plenty of room to get settled.
You can always 'train' the birds to sleep on roosts by blocking nests late in the afternoon,
then uncovering after dark or before sunrise in the morning.