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How to get hens to recognize nesting box!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kmath, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Kmath

    Kmath In the Brooder

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    All my hens use one beating box when I have 6. 2 rows. Their roosts are on the sides of the coop and one is lower than both nesting boxes and 3 of my girls sleep on that one and the others poop in the higher nesting box. Is there a way I can make a cloth door so they recognize it as only a nesting box. I don't have the ability to move all the boxes around ( I converted an old shed into a coop)
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Chickens sleep as high as possible. As long as the nests are higher than the roosts, they'll sleep in them.
     
  3. Kmath

    Kmath In the Brooder

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    Here's a picture[​IMG] the top has been changed since the pic I added a ledge to perch on and hay
     
  4. Kmath

    Kmath In the Brooder

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    . Well my girls don't all seem to get that msg. Like I mentioned 3 sleep on the one roost and it is lower than both boxes.
     

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