- Sep 8, 2010
Hi all. I just finished building my new coop (https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/timms-medium-coop). My girls are just a month old, but it's not too soon to think about what goes inside the nest box. I built mine with no lips to make it easy to clean them (just scrape the stuff into the main coop), but the pine shavings that I use for litter won't stay there. They just scratch it out into the coop. I suppose I could add a lip to keep it in, but I wonder if there is something better. Straw? Those little fiber mats that line the bottom of the box for new baby chicks? Thanks for any thought!