New chicken raiser

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Foleys, May 12, 2010.

  1. Foleys

    Foleys Songster

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    We have a coop with 3 nest boxes are the chicken susposed to sleep in there? And they are pooping in there is that normal? what about when it is time for the eggs?[​IMG]
     
  2. Roni

    Roni In the Brooder

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    Hiya and welcome to the best website in the world!! (No, I don't work for them but have just found them soo helpful being a newbie myself!!)

    We have a coop with two nest boxes and four hens and my hens sleep and poop in there too, I just make sure they are cleaned out often. They also lay their eggs in the same place so if you are doing it wrong, well then so am I!!!

    I know this isn't really very helpful but it is, when you know you are not alone!!

    xxx
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Do they have a roost? The roost bar has to be higher than the nest boxes, because chickens prefer to roost as high as possible.

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  4. Foleys

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    Quote:I just put a roost in there a few minutes ago and it is about as high as the boxes....they have only been in the coop sence last night...
     
  5. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    How old are the chickens?
     
  6. Foleys

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    from what everyone is telling me 10-12 weeks old
     

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