Nest Box Help

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Crash450, May 17, 2010.

  1. Crash450

    Crash450 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm building a separate nest box and wondering how high is too high. Thanks.
     
  2. chickM4st3r(AL)

    chickM4st3r(AL) Out Of The Brooder

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    you should put it any where between chest and eye sight level
     
  3. Crash450

    Crash450 Out Of The Brooder

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    i was going to make the bottom 4 ft. with it being 2ft tall would put the top 6ft. lol Im a tall guy so 6ft is a little bellow eye level. This sound okay?
     
  4. chickM4st3r(AL)

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    try a temporary one then see if they like it if they dont like it lower it if they like make it perminant
     
  5. Crabella

    Crabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I have read here, the nest boxes should be lower than your roost so that the hens don't sleep in them. My girls aren't old enough for nest boxes yet... but soon [​IMG]
     

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