I need advise

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Pekin747, May 24, 2019.

  1. Pekin747

    Pekin747 Songster

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    I'm having problems with my nest boxes my hens and ducks dont seem to want to lay in them but they lay outside and I'm worried that the wild birds will start getting to them.before me
    Can use let me see pics or designs plans of ur nest boxes
     
  2. Thechickentrainer1999

    Thechickentrainer1999 Songster

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    Do you have any pictures of your nesting box?
     
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  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Is the coop too hot and cramped?

    You could set up tiny coop/nest boxes where they like to nest. So, just a broody coop.
     
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  4. Pekin747

    Pekin747 Songster

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    The shed is 17 feet long by 8 feet wide 5 6 feet high it does get warm but I have multiple drinkers outside and 1 inside
     
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  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Nice size.

    Does it have lots of ventilation?
     
  6. Trux

    Trux Crowing

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    Are you free ranging the flock?
     
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  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Can you post pictures of the inside and outside of your coop and provide a picture of your nest boxes?
     
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  8. mountainchickens

    mountainchickens Songster

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    You might also want to try putting golf balls or fake eggs in the nest boxes to encourage them to lay there.
     
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  9. Pekin747

    Pekin747 Songster

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    It doesn't
    Yes they have a huge area with rones of grass
    I will tonight as I'm at work til 9
    I will try this does with the new nest boxes is there a certain amount u would need in each nest box or will 1 in each box work???
     
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  10. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Since it is a nice big coop... (but how many birds?)

    I would guess it is too stuffy.

    If you cut in big holes, make sure you cover the holes with wire that is good and strong with tiny holes.
     

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