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Do I need a separate nesting box from my pekin's sleeping area

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Aussie new mum, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Aussie new mum

    Aussie new mum Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    I have a coop that has a separate room my baby gets to via a ramp. In the enclosed room I've put a wooden drawer filled with sawdust. She seems to love it and puts herself to bed every night (this is Lolly who I rescued from my neighbour after her other chickens had injured her). I have a new baby called Olivia I am keeping in a large bird cage inside the main coop till they get used to each other.
    My question is, Lolly lays during the day in her box then sleeps there at night. I've seen most people talking about a laying area and a separate sleeping area. Is it ok that she lays where she sleeps or do I need a separate area?
    Also, when Olivia is grown up, do I need to try and make a separate laying/sleeping area for her?
    Thanks
    Justine
     
  2. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dnt think it matters

    from the sounds of it, u have the same coop as mine
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    well as long as its safe and for them to feel comfortable to roost in.

    mine stays in there to lay and to sleep.
    and i heard putting chickens different in age is no good

    especially a very young one...
    they probably wont get along
     
  3. Aussie new mum

    Aussie new mum Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for that. My coop is similar but with a flat roof. I love yours though. I've seen some wonderful coops online that you can get in the US but we don't have a huge range in Australia unless you build it yourself and we didn't have time to do that when we rescued Lolly. If you have time, could you please tell me how to post a picture like you did - I wanted to put one of my coop on.
    Thanks
    Justine
     
  4. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:im from australia too

    you post pictures in the UPLOADS link
    upload a pic from your computer and then use the link for the "Img" button on your replies/post
     

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