Questions about nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by duckie97, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. duckie97

    duckie97 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2014
    Would it be ok if my nesting boxes were directly under a window that's for summer use only? And should it have a top or can they just be open? Also do they have to have a divider between boxes or ca. It be just one long box
  2. BetterCluckNext

    BetterCluckNext Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2014
    Los Angeles, California
    I don't know about the window but I do know you should have a divider. They like there own space and to big of a nesting box is stressful. I really hope this helps, good luck:D
  3. magpiebirdie

    magpiebirdie New Egg

    Dec 13, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    I've heard that you should keep the boxes out of a drafty area but as long as the boxes had a "roof" on top, I would think that should be ok. The Chicken Chick has her nesting boxes under a window - her girls seem pretty happy!
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    Hens chose nesting sights with an eye to hatching eggs. A secluded area with dividers between individual hens and a roof overhead to assure the hen that she is in no danger of becoming hawk poop for the 21 plus days a hen needs to incubate and hatch off a clutch of eggs.. This reduces stress and helps insure that the hen will return to lay where she laid before because she feels safe there.

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