Do we need some sort of a perch in front of our nestboxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by homeschoolmama, May 2, 2009.

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  1. homeschoolmama

    homeschoolmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Flagstaff, AZ
    We have 2 (side by side) boxes about 2 feet off the ground. Are perches really needed for that?
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I would put some kind of perch in front of the next boxes just so when they jump up or down from the floor they don't break any eggs that may be in the nest. If you have roosts higher than the nest boxes they are more likely not to roost on the next box perches.
  3. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2007
    Long Island NY
    I have 6 nest boxes side by side across the coop about 2 feet of the ground and I put a 2x2 along the front of it a few inches away. They love to walk up and down it deciding which box they want to lay in. I would say to put a little one up in front of it.
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