Nest boxes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mnm9933, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. mnm9933

    mnm9933 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just to let you no i had never had chickens before. :D Okay so when you move your chicks into the coop can you put the nest boxes in there right away or not? Why if you can't?? [​IMG]
     
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  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    No reason not to.
     
  3. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine had them right away!
     
  4. mnm9933

    mnm9933 Out Of The Brooder

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    okay good thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I waited till about 18 weeks old. My coop was and still is a work in progress.
     
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    My coops were built with the nest boxes in them right away and all the chicks have always stayed out of the nestboxes until egg laying age. Id block them up only if you notice they are sleeping in them.
     
  7. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put up nest box curtains and it seems to deter the little ones from sleeping in the boxes (Just my experience).
     
  8. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    why not, just provide some prevention from having the nest box as sleeping place. Make good roosting a little far from nest box, if the nestbox have roof, make the roof placed like 45 angle to prevent flock from using them as roosting place. :)
     
  9. mnm9933

    mnm9933 Out Of The Brooder

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    wait why cant chickens sleep in the nesting box??? [​IMG]
     
  10. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they sleep in the nesting boxes they will poop in there and you will end up with poopy eggs. You can to discourage them as soon as you see them start to do that.
     

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