Won't use nest boxes

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10 years 4 months ago #30873 by fayenz
Won't use nest boxes was created by fayenz
Hi, we are new members here and new to having 3 bantams. We built a kitset chook house hut with a ramp going up to the nesting boxes. They won't go anywhere near the boxes, do we just leave them to do their own thing or what? They go up half way then back down again. hope someone can help us

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10 years 4 months ago #415905 by Cinsara
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Are the nest boxes theit sleeping area too? If so pop them in each night and they will get used to the ramp when they have to use it to get down each morning.

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10 years 4 months ago #415922 by fayenz
Replied by fayenz on topic Won't use nest boxes
No they are on the grass at the bottom, there is an opening up the ramp that we could close off with some cardboard and keep them up there for a short while but just trying to catch them might stress them out every night?

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10 years 4 months ago #415924 by Stikkibeek
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If you wait until after dark, they will be sleepy and will not make a big fuss.

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10 years 4 months ago #415925 by fayenz
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Thanks for the suggestion never thought about when they are sleepy but then when it's dark I'm sleepy and it's too dark to go there. lol

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