1. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How high should we elevate the nesting boxes? Is there anything unique I should know about them? (i.e. lighting, bedding etc.)
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Make sure they're lower than the lowest roost, or chickens will roost in the nest boxes and get them all pooey. Resulting in pooey eggs.

    other than that, a lot of people have them about 2' high, but I do not think it hugely matters. If your chickens are well trained and not inclined to lay floor eggs, nest boxes on the floor are fine too (mine are).

    Pat
     

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