Nesting boxes

tsperry88

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I'm finishing up my coop and am wondering if the perch I put in front of my upper nesting boxes is necessary. It makes reaching into the bottom nesting boxes slightly more difficult. I plan to make curtains, which is the reason for the perch. I thought it would make getting into the boxes easier.
 

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aart

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As long as the nest perch is lower that the roosts they will not likely sleep on it.
Perch may be unnecessary but I like them, allows the birds easier access, they like to shop before committing to a nest, keeps them from flying up into a nest that may be occupied.
Curtains are unnecessary...they don't need 'dark' they just need 'safe'....if they feel safe they are good to go.
 

Mosaicgal

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As long as the nest perch is lower that the roosts they will not likely sleep on it.
Perch may be unnecessary but I like them, allows the birds easier access, they like to shop before committing to a nest, keeps them from flying up into a nest that may be occupied.
Curtains are unnecessary...they don't need 'dark' they just need 'safe'....if they feel safe they are good to go.
What is the difference between a “nest perch” and a “roost”. Thx
 

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