Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ivan2, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Ivan2

    Ivan2 New Egg

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    Hi
    This is my first post on this forum. I had to remove my nesting boxes because the hens were roosting on them and making a mess in them. What can I build for them to lay in but not roost on. Thank in advance. Ivan
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    steeply tilted roof on the nest.
     
  3. Ivan2

    Ivan2 New Egg

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    What can you tell me about a Maine coon cat. I have heard of them but don't know anything about them.
     
  4. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    It always worked for me to build the roosts at least a little higher than any nest boxes.
     
  5. Lee

    Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do a google search. They aren't a chicken. [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The nest boxes need to be lower than your lowest roost. Then if they still insist on roosting on the nest boxes you may have to go out each night for awhile and move them to the roosts until they get the idea.
     
  7. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    Quote:Do a google search. They aren't a chicken. [​IMG]

    They aren't a coon, either!
     
  8. Lee

    Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, a very slanted top on the nests. I made a "nest blocker" by fastening 2 boards to make a "T" and set them in the nest around rooost time so they could not get in them. Once you can break that habit they should be fine.
     
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  9. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    YOu might try slanted tops on the nesting boxes....We hope this will work in our coop [​IMG]




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  10. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You dont need the slanted roof on them, although it works well. You can cut the side walls of the nest boxes at a sttep angle so it wont be comfy for them to perch on.
     

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