In the Brooder
- May 27, 2010
I thought I read it all, but apparently not enough... When I built my coop/run I might have made a mistake. I put the roosts 2 feet off the ground, with the nesting boxes above that at about 4 feet, ladder for easier access and small welcome perch to easy entry. The problem is now my chickens are sleeping in the nesting boxes. What can I do? My coop only has 3-1/2 walls, so I wonder if they are in the corner, cause they are cold? Nights have been a little windy. Or because they want to be up higher. I realize now I should have put the nests and the roosts at the same level, opposite walls. But before I read don't put anything higher than the nests, because you don't want them pooping in the nests. Since I can't move the nesting boxes at this point, and because of the structure I can't really move the roosts either.... What can I do? Do I put a nesting box or 2 on the floor? Bummer as my little cut outs for easy egg picking won't work, but want to keep my girls happy and my eggs clean. Or do I simply need to close up the 1/2 wall? All comments appreciated....