Should I add a nest box or perch?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LindsayB, May 1, 2008.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 10-11 week old ameraucana hen and an unknown breed chick that is about 4-5 weeks. Should I add a perch their coop right now or wait until later? Right now the little chick hides under the amer. when they sleep at night...What about a nest box? I don't know when they start laying, I'm pretty new to this. Any ideas?

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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Add a Roost (perch) mine started roosting at about two weeks old.

    Nest box can wait till around 20 weeks old.
     
  3. GlacierNan

    GlacierNan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I would put a perch in, they won't lay eggs till about 20+ weeks old.
    They are sweet!
     
  4. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cute picture.
     
  5. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay Thank You! I just didn't know if the bigger hen would leave the little one on the ground at night. But I'll put a roost in and see if they still sleep together!
     
  6. Iansmommy

    Iansmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats so cute.
     

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