1. kwebb

    kwebb Chirping

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    EAB4C9AC-0F31-421F-9D64-129D5C47DE21.jpeg Does nest box need to be completely dark? My nest box is attached to back of coop and i cut boards a little short so it has about a 1/2-1-4 gap. Is that ok or does it need to be all the way closed? I can put chicken wire in it to allow a little vent in the nest box and for protection or does it need to be all the way closed up?
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2018
  2. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    No it doesn't have to be dark, I cut several windows into my nest box. However you may consider putting hardware cloth over the gap if it looks too large, if it's under 1/2" I probably wouldn't but if there's any spot over 1/2" I definitely would.
     
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