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Hi there - Is there a post that has pictures of coops (the inside)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by newBonboard, May 19, 2011.

  1. newBonboard

    newBonboard Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to start and get mine ready to use and I am not sure what I need to do to the inside.. the structure is build but not sure how to make the nesting boxes and in general I want to make sure I have everything in there the chickens need. I just have 4 [​IMG]
     
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  2. newBonboard

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    I have Barred Chickens..do the nesting boxes need to be an exact size ?? And when we use the terminology " nesting box " is that the box when they lay their eggs ?? YES.. I'm NEW at this lol
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you peruse the coop section, you will find lots of pictures of the inside of coops. Nesting boxes are where they lay eggs. You don't need a nesting box for every chicken as they tend to share. How many do you have?
     
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    I have 4 - They will be 4 weeks old on Sat and I want to get their coop ready [​IMG]
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    lol...well, then you have plenty of time to prepare nest boxes, as they won't need them until they're appx. 5 months old. Most will say you'll only need one nest box, but I'd use two. You never know when a hen might go broody and hog a nest box. Some use 12x12 nest boxes, but I prefer 14x14. Barred rocks are fairly small, compact birds, so you could probably get by with the smaller measurement fine if needed.
    Enjoy your chicks - they grow up FAST!!
     
  7. newBonboard

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    HAHA - I wasn't thinking about that I guess I do have lot's of time [​IMG] So .... chicks turn 5 - 6 weeks old.. it's than warm enough out and what ?? You just let them walk around freely in their coop and run with no lamp and such ??
     

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