Nesting Box Makeover

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MrsBrightSide, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. MrsBrightSide

    MrsBrightSide Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2015
    Totally new chicken owner here so I have never seen the egg laying process. 3 golden and 2 silver Wyandottes. No eggs yet to my knowledge but they were born on 5/5/15 so thinking we should have some soon. Hubby revamped the nesting box today to keep shavings in and allow privacy... but I am not sure they will actually use them. Wondering if anyone can give feedback on whether this looks like something a chicken will actually use (size of hole, getting into it, location to water feeder, etc.) Thanks so much for any advice!
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Usually there is a roost attached to the front so they can get in and out easily.
  3. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2014
    I would either lower them 6", or raise the roosts 6" ... This will discourage them from sleeping (and pooping!) in the nest boxes ...

    And yes, if they have a roost or landing bar in front of the box entrance, it will be easier for them to enter, but they can stand there to check out the box, without commiting to going inside.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2015

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