how far should perch be in front of nest box?

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  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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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