question about teenagers and nest boxes.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by flopshot, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    my three week olds need to move out of the fireplace and into the coop.
    i'll finish the inside tonight and concentrate on the rest later. my question is should i block off the nest boxes so they don't become accustomed to using them for playing or sleeping ? thanks.
  2. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2008
    Bolton, CT
    I did. After my then 6 & 7 week girls went into the coop they immediately found the cozy nest boxes and began roosting in them....which of course means they pooped in them...alot. I covered mine with burlap and they've left them alone since. I'll reintroduce them when they are ready to lay around 20 wks.

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