Some questions about redesigning my coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Penlady66, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Penlady66

    Penlady66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As mentioned in another thread, I am planning on doing some upgrading to my coop and run. I want to remove the old nest boxes and replace them with new ones. Is there anything I need to do to ensure the girls won't be too confused about the change and know what the new boxes are for? I have a few ideas for plans, but just want to make sure the girls transition to the new boxes OK. These are my current boxes:

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    I am trying to make more floor space for when I introduce the new chicks later this year. So here is the design I want to go with.

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    Basically, if I make this change, will the girls know that these are there for them to lay in?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    They will figure it out.
     
  3. Penlady66

    Penlady66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not want to bother my husband with building new nest boxes. When I mentioned to him I wanted new ones he got his feelings hurt because he built the others. :( So I bought these today and I am going to see if I can get my dad to come help me install them after they come in. Not sure if he can, though, since he recently had knee replacement surgery. But I will find someone. What do you think of these boxes.

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  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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