Can I put the nest boxes directly under the roosting polls on floor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ragerkid2, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That basically sums it up.
    I would want to do this for two reasons. The ground level reason is because the Brahmas can not fly well and the roost needs to be higher than the nesting boxes. The second reason is I'm assuming the hens wont use the space under the roost anyways, (I know I wouldnt want to get hit with flying poo!
    I know I would have to have some sort of poop board above the nest boxes so they didn't get all messy.
    Thanks!
    ~Brandon
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    Quote:As long as you have a poop board that should be fine
     
  3. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright Thanks! Any other opinions anyone??
     
  4. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this helps or not, but to avoid poo on top of my nest box I installed the perch from corner to corner across the coop. One section is still over the nest box, and of course someone chooses to sit there, but at least there's some free space. [​IMG] I think anything works if you're willing to work with it. Good Luck.
     
  5. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I think I'm going to go ahead and put the neat box's right under the roost. I'm only installing 4 nest box's because I only have ten pullets, but I do plan on getting more chickens!
     
  6. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing the same with my coop! I'm having my 10' roost along one wall, and the nesting boxes are going to be right under that in the middle of the wall, with a dropping board above.
     
  7. ChrisG

    ChrisG Out Of The Brooder

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    Why does the roost need to be higher than the nest boxes?
     
  8. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:chickens feel safer the higher they are. If you roost is only one foot and the nesting box's are 4 foot, they will sleep in the nest box. Which then you get poopy eggs which is just ummmm... Unpleasing
     

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