6-7 week olds sleep in next box

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bleith, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 6-7 week old chicks who have moved into the coop and all night long they pile into nest box. I am not concerned about themm, but am coureous if this could be a problem down the road when they get older
     
  2. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it will be a problem down the road. Take the nests away until just before they start laying. When you put the nests back up, make sure they are lower than their sleeping roosts. It would be a shame to have poopy eggs.
     
  3. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is built into the coop, hangs on the outside with a reach in door. so I should put up something to block it then?
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Block off your nest boxes unless you want poopy eggs when they start laying. It is better to break them now then later.
     
  5. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx to the both of you for info.. will do it tomorrow
     

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