1. kmiller11

    kmiller11 In the Brooder

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    I'm currently building my coop and was wondering what i need as far as where the birds will sleep. I have 6 RIR's. I'm assuming the nesting box is just for them to lay eggs? And they free range during the day..but should i put like a bar or piece of wood up for them to roost on at night?
     

  2. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

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    Absolutely, a 2x4 laying flat works well just have it higher than the laying boxes or you will find them sleeping in them/poopy eggs.
     
  3. kmiller11

    kmiller11 In the Brooder

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    Ok thanks. And about how high should the nest boxs be? Or how low can they be?
     
  4. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

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    I have mine 14 inches off the floor and the roost/poop board on top, I figured they will still be able to go under and not affect the square footage.
     

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