Nest Box Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 2 britts, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. 2 britts

    2 britts Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 26, 2011
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    I am about to finally finish my 8'x12' coop. It will be devided in two for different breeds. I have incorporated outside accessible nest boxes(4 per side). I am about to put 6 week old chicks in one side and the question is, should I leave the nest boxes blocked off until they are ready to lay or should they be open from the start? I'm affraid if I leave them open the chicks will use them for sleeping instead of what they are intended for. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2011
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    I blocked mine off because they would all try to roost in them at night. I opened them up when they started to lay and everything thing has been fine.....
     
  3. 2 britts

    2 britts Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 26, 2011
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    Quote:That is kind of what I thought. I just needed a second opinion. Thanks.
     

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