burlap curtain over nest box door

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BlackBart, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I am building a new chicken coop.
    I was wondering if anybody has put burlap over the opening of the nest boxes to keep it a bit darker in there.
    I have seen this once and it worked well for that chicken owner but was has anybody else tried it?
    Bart [​IMG]
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I'm sure you could use it if there is enough room for the chicken to avoid it & not get tangled up in it. Mine lay everywhere, the boxes, the floor, on top of the feed bins, etc. so I've never bothered.
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I find that if you deep-bed the nest boxes they seem to appreciate the privacy. If you do add curtains you'll need something they can't swallow or in which they can get tangled...

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