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help with roost and nest box location in tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LauraM, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. LauraM

    LauraM In the Brooder

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    We are building an A frame style tractor, with 2 nest boxes, which my husband placed half way up the tractor against the back- about 2 ft off the ground. So..... where should we place the roost? If it needs to be higher than the nests, should we move the nests down? All thoughts on this appreciated!
     

  2. briteday

    briteday Songster

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    Usually put nest boxes about 9-12" off the ground, and then the roosts 2' or more off the ground, depending on the height of your apex of the A.
     
  3. LauraM

    LauraM In the Brooder

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    Thanks! My husband moved the nest boxes and made 2 roosts. Everything is looking great now!
     

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