Upstairs Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by packman911, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. packman911

    packman911 In the Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    The design has nesting boxes over floor space. I thought they could gain access from the ladder to their roost and a ledge in front. Just want to make sure they use them when the time comes. Have to admit, I'm getting impatient ... 19 weeks. Thanks Rick


  2. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Songster

    Feb 16, 2009
    I built some nest boxes about 18" off the ground, and no body has gone for that. All my girls like the lower nest boxes. I can't speak for anyone else's experience, tho.
  3. NattiFan

    NattiFan Songster

    Mar 1, 2010
    Plainfield, CT
    nice idea getting them up off the floor. mine are about 2 weeks older than yours and I'm suspecting that I have 3 out of my 5 laying so far.....they don't care for the nest boxes. I find my eggs on the floor in the corners of the coop......don't get too impatient...keep checking for a little surprise left behind. Like I said, mine are only 2 weeks older than yours...won't be long now
  4. afishel

    afishel Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Spencer, Ind
    I have my girls nesting boxes about 3 ft off the floor they are 2 boxes high and 3 wide. the top of the boxes are 5 ft off ground and I have about 6 girls the roost on top of those boxes every nite. none of mine have a problem with the boxes being that high.
    BUT every girl has her own mind so whats good for the goose may not be good for the gander LOL. [​IMG]

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