Nest box access.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Baymen Moe, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2009
    Pembroke, Ma.
    I'm expecting my chicks this May. My coop is pretty much complete. My nest boxes are lower than my roosts and are on opposite walls. Should I restrict access to the nest boxes until they are laying age to prevent nest sleeping or leave them open and do battle later?

  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I would close th boxes for a while till they get used to the roost and then I open the boxes for them when they are about 16 weeks old. that how I always did it and it works for me.
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Murray Kentucky
    Glad that you asked that.. I was wondering the same thing, though my chicks are here and my coop isn't done yet.. [​IMG]
  4. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    IMHO: I would somehow close off the section for now, until they are laying age and then open it up so they can have access to it. Ive had one myself and then have heard of lots of others, that their chickens want to use it to sleep in. They sleep in it, so it gets poo in it. All around just messy!

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