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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Motherof4, May 12, 2009.

  1. Motherof4

    Motherof4 Songster

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    we have 12 chicks and they are now in their 240 sq st run with a 4x8 coop. the coop has a roost and 7 nesting boxes. I think that I's going to try the DLM but don't know what I need to do with the nesting boxes to get them ready for the girls? Any help with that and any advices to a newbie would be greatly appreciated.
     

  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Songster

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  3. wanda047

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    You probaby won't need 7 nesting boxes. [​IMG] The girls will probably all wait in line and use one! They're funny that way!

    Welcome to BYC! You're gonna love it here! [​IMG]
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Welcome 12 birds and 240 ft in the run? Good for you!
    I dont know what DLM is, but 7 nesting boxes is 3 or 4 too many.
    The more they have available to them, the more they try to cram into just a few. Then eggs get broken and, well... lets not go there.

    Advice? Only three pieces - -
    1. Clean.
    Make that your watchword. Keep everything spick and span. No mud, no muck, no filth or funkiness. Do that and you will solve 90% of your problems.
    2. No overcrowding.
    You've got a good start with all that space. Keep to it.
    3. Simple.
    Keep everything you do with chickens uncomplicated.
    They are simple creatures, with simple needs - take your tip from them.
     
  5. preppy*hippie*chick

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    Hi & welcome. You can search just about anything you want to know here.

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  6. in2chickens

    in2chickens In the Brooder

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  7. MeesterMama

    MeesterMama In the Brooder

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    Welcome! I am new and just learning too!
     

  8. Homesteading_Bound

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    Welcome [​IMG] From:Ohio

    I would heed Davaroo advice. The man knows what he's talking about....and so do thousands of people who frequent this site. Have Fun with your flock!!!!!
     
  9. misty7850

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    I have 10 hens and only 4 nest boxes. Sometimes there are 2 of them in one nest at a time. they don't seem to mind buddying up. [​IMG]
     
  10. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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