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2 layer nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by coggonobrien, May 6, 2016.

  1. coggonobrien

    coggonobrien Out Of The Brooder

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    anybody have pictures of 2 layered nesting boxes?
     
  2. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about three tiers instead? [​IMG]
     
  3. coggonobrien

    coggonobrien Out Of The Brooder

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    Birds don't have any issues getting to the top? I'm buying what was a wooden parts shelf so it's actually got 3 or 4 rows. I was just going to cut it down to whatever I decided to do
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    One potential problem with high nests is that they may roost(sleep) in them and poop them up.
    Roosts are best located higher than nests to avoid that problem.
     
  5. coggonobrien

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    Here's what I am working with so far
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I'd drop that nest bank down as close to the floor as possible.....or they'll be roosting(sleeping) in the nests.
    How many birds do you have? You only need 1 nest for every 3-5 birds.
     
  7. coggonobrien

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    currently have 9 chickens and 6 ducks. I was going to eliminate the top row of boxes and have the roost by the opposite exterior wall which has a window.
     
  8. coggonobrien

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    bottom box is not quiet 2 ft up from the floor.
     

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