nest boxes and lighting

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RonB, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. RonB

    RonB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    Woodinville
    I have four nest boxes 18" off the ground (roosts are 2' to 5') each box is 12"w X 14"d the sides are 18" high but open at the top. should I put a top on them?

    I was going to put a light in the coop for the winter to create more daylight. However after reading that some of you don't, to give your girls some rest. I am reconsidering it. I don't know why my girls need rest they haven't done anything yet but eat, sleep,and poop. since I got them [​IMG] If I do put a light in, where should it go? in the center of the coop, over the roost, or over the nest box?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I would put a top on them.

    As for light, thats debate that will never end.

    Its a matter of personal choice as to weather to add light or not.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have a light, I'd put it in the center, and have it on a timer to come on early in the morning
     
  4. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    is the light for LIGHT or heat? if it is for light, I may rip apart some of those solar driveway lights andinstall those [​IMG]
     
  5. RonB

    RonB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    Woodinville
    rebelcowboysnb
    I did put a top on, glad I did now. I put a roost above it. Thanks

    Bear foot
    I was thinking in the center too,but wanted to see what others thought. It will be for light,but want an outlet just in case I need heat

    Thanks
     
  6. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I will have ( Barred Rocks , Black Australop , Bluff Orlington , Silver Laced and Red Sex Link )

    I would like to know, if can I put this nestling boxes .. 18 inch to the ground ( floor ) ??


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    # 1 ..... Model BB10 .... nest size 10 " high by 14 " wide

    thank you so much .

    --Jorge


     

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