Chicken Nest Box Curtains are More than a Fashion Statement


| 6/1/2012 3:14:51 PM


Tags: Nest Box Curtains, Chicken Coop, Chicken Coop, Broody Hens, Nesting Boxes, Nest Boxes, Broodies, Egg Eating chickens, Chickens, Kathy Shea Mormino,

Before my first flock members were old enough to lay eggs, some of them were using the nest boxes as bedrooms. Chickens poop a lot while they sleep and I knew that I had to put a stop to the nightly nest box occupations. I had read that hanging burlap in front of the nest boxes could deter these unwanted slumber parties and figured it was worth a try.
 Nest Box Curtains in Little Red Coop
 Armed with my trusty staple gun, I headed to the coop to install a length of burlap in front of the nest boxes. Within a week of hanging these primitive nest box curtains, the young chickens began roosting like big girls.

  Nest Box Curtains Burlap in 2009

 I do not recommend burlap as it frays and unravels, making an unsightly mess in the coop, tangling up with pine shavings and itself. I
couldn't bear the sight of it and, replaced it with vinyl tablecloth material. I found that the vinyl got messy looking too. Plan C.

 Silkie Broody Hen in Nest Box With Curtains 
The third nest box material choice was a charm: a colorful remnant of fabric from curtains in my old apartment.

Silkie Mama Hen With Baby Chick Near Nest Box Curtains 
New Nest Box Curtains 2012 Sunflower 

Nest box curtains have additional benefits: 

 Laying Privacy  

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6/14/2012 1:37:53 AM

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