About the chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Berynn, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

    Oct 13, 2007
    I never had baby chicks before, I now have 7 chicks. I want them to be my pets, but egg layers as well. Do I just put hay or wood shavings in their nest box or on the floor as well.?
  2. alex

    alex Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    well you can put witch ever one you want...i would put both to see with one they use the most....i bet both...and the nestboxes should be at least 5 in. of the ground if your chickens dont know how to fly good like silkies...but if they do then maybe a foot of the ground... GOOD LUCK!!

  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    I use pine shavings for the coop floor litter and hay in our nest boxes. I will be setting up a third nest box in our main coop as one of our EE's has began to lay and she prefers the small pine shavings over hay...so she lays her eggs on the floor. [​IMG] Tried faking her out with a box that had both hay and pine shavings, she wasn't fooled and quit laying for a few days. Danged bird!!! [​IMG]


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