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Do I need a nesting spot and !!!!! a place for them to roost

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tripleccc, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. tripleccc

    tripleccc Out Of The Brooder

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    Do they sleep in nesting area or do I need to add a place for them to sleep
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, and welcome to BYC!

    Chickens like to roost on a roost bar at night. If you have bantam chickens, you can use a 2x2. If you have standard sized birds, a 2x4, with the 4 side up is suitable for them to roost on. The nest boxes are for laying only.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 what TwoCrows said, you want to set up roosts for your birds. You don't want them to get in the habit of sleeping in the nesting boxes, since chickens poop at night they get them dirty really fast. You might want to check out the BYC Housing and Feeding your chickens articles https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/housing-and-feeding-your-chickens
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Kelsie and TwoCrows have pointed you in the right direction.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    If you do not give them a place to sleep and nest they will make their own and it may not be what you want [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's good to have a poo tray under the roosting area so it catches the debris and makes it easier to clean up.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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