The chicks are going outside next weekend (finally). They will be 8 weeks old at that time. The chicken house is ready for them (except for nesting boxes). How high should the roosts be in the chick house at 8 weeks old. Same as adult or a bit lower? Later we will be putting in 4 nest boxes (with in a couple weeks after chicks go out) and I know those are to be lower than the roosts. And slanted tops so the birds don't set on top of the nest boxes. I have seen people have open nest boxes, and that is what we had when I was a kid. Are those still ok, or do they have to be closed in with a top? By open nest box, I am talking: sides, of course bottom, a small board across the front so the nest material nor eggs get drug out, just no roof on the boxes. I have 10 pullets and one roo.