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Old 10-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #25
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Re: Chicken Moma chat thread. Share, Q&A, all things chicken! <3 October <3

Lol, thanks. I'm sort of a freak about keeping it clean. Unfortunately, the roosts are screwed down and they aren't going anywhere. The nests are as far left as they can go and I can't put any on the opposite side because that's the stationary corner with the girl's ramp and door and I wouldn't be able to get back there to retrieve eggs. It's hard to tell in the photo but the corner post and door hinge is right there, maybe 8" from the nestbox and dh made a big heavy framed reinforced door that's 4" wide so.. yeah. That's the other problem and the reason that we had the nests up higher before. #1 I didn't want to have to contort myself to collect eggs, and #2 I really didn't want my heavy girls jumping down to get to the nests and risking foot problems. I do like the sand, maybe I'll pick up some soft play sand to fill the coop floor with and a board across the door entrance so it's kinda like a kitty litter box. That might be softer on their feet when they drop down from the roost.
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