Sleeping on nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by laa56277, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. laa56277

    laa56277 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2016
    Temecula, Ca
    My nesting boxes are higher then the roost so my chickens sleep on top of the boxes, so of course they poop in the nesting boxes. I have blocked so they can get on top they still manage to get up there. So my dumb question is. is there any reason why I couldn't put a piece of wood on top and extend the top so they can still sleep up there but then they will just be pooping in front of the boxes instead. Other suggestions?[​IMG]
  2. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2016
    Probably would help if you did two things. Elevate your roosts above the top of the nest boxes and also put a sloping top on your nest boxes. Something if they tried to roost or hop onto, they will slide off.

    This is how mine are arranged.

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