Hi folks - I added 3 chicks (4 weeks old) to my 2 hens. At first I let them stay in the nesting box because the hens picked on them mercilessly. Now they are 8 weeks old and still in the nest boxes at night. Getting along a little better now - but still get pecked - they are still skidish around the hens.. My question is how do I get them out of the boxes and onto the roosts at night??
I do have a space between the nesting boxes and the roost ( about 2x2 ft) - should I block the boxes more to deter them and at least have them in the open space??
Edited by frogman - 6/29/16 at 12:20pm