I need advice!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tortega18, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. tortega18

    tortega18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I bought a coop and the nesting boxes are right next to the litter tray with perches closely on top. My new hens are all sleeping and popping in the nesting boxes and I know it's because they are equal in height. Because the coop is made this way i can't fix it. I was thinking of blocking off the nesting boxes at night but also thought of this. Should I remove the wood dividers in the nesting boxes and let them sleep in their and put a nesting box outside in their run? I have ping pong balls now in their nesting box and they keep pecking it out the way !!
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say to go ahead and close the nests up at night at least until they figure out how to use the roosts and get in that routine. That's what I have to do with my flock. Make sure to get out there pretty early in the morning to open the nests up so they can lay.
     
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