Nest Boxes Higher than ROOSTS???? HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sutphindanesnchickens, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. sutphindanesnchickens

    sutphindanesnchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Need to know if the nesting boxes need to be lower or higher than the roosts? should the nest boxes be at floor lever or higher?
    Also how deep should the litter be for the deep layer method?
    Thanks
     
  2. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal nest box height is 18-24 inches off of the floor, roosts placed higher than that help keep chickens from roosting in nest boxes.
     

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