how far should perch be in front of nest box?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wahmommy, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2010
    We have our nest boxes about 3' up off the ground, and I want to put a 1" (about the same size as a 2 x 2) branch in front so that the birds have something to fly up to to get in. How far from the cutout do I need to mount it? 2"?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'd say more than that. Think half the chicken's body width. Maybe 5"? They will walk back and forth to choose the "best" nest.

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