mizwendy from Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mizwendy, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. mizwendy

    mizwendy New Egg

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    i recently inherited my grand-parents chickens and all that comes with it!! Even though it was a huge headache-it was the best decision of my Life!! I have come to love and respect these wonderful birds but alas I have many questions. Well, take this one, I am adding more nestboxes to my already large family but I remember my grand-parents always saying the boxes must go north or south. Why?? Do chickens dislike east and west for their boxes or were my grand-parents pulling my leg? I guess as a child I really should have paid more attention to their advice and wisdom, but playing was more fun!! Can anyone help me with this problem, north or south east or west or it does not matter?? thanks friends!!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana! Placement of the nest boxes doesn't matter, although most hens prefer a secluded area with low light. But mine (at least in my main coop) sit directly opposite a window that gets morning sun, and they have no problems with that. But maybe that's where your grandparents came up with that - so the boxes (assuming their coop had window openings) would never be in direct light?????
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Mine face east
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. The only reason we don't face the boxes to the west is because most of the wind is out of the west here. :thumbsup
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us! I have never heard that chickens like nest boxes to face north or south?? Maybe they have something there? [​IMG]
     
  9. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    It doesn't matter which way the nesting box is.

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  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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