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Hi, I live in the suburbs and have a small flock of 5 chickens and a small coop with 2 nesting boxes.  Can I clean out the two nesting boxes twice (with appropriate time between cleanings) to qualify for the 4 nest boxes requirement for this BB?
 
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Benton White wrote:Hi, I live in the suburbs and have a small flock of 5 chickens and a small coop with 2 nesting boxes.  Can I clean out the two nesting boxes twice (with appropriate time between cleanings) to qualify for the 4 nest boxes requirement for this BB?


You betcha, go for it!
 
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As I mentioned, we have a few chickens with a coop with two nesting boxes.  My chickens actually keep their nesting boxes fairly clean, but I still try to clean/refresh them about every week.  The pictures are of two different days, about a week apart.
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My parents were out of town and asked me to take care of the chickens. I cleaned the coop and the nest boxes.
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Dirty nest box
Dirty nest box
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Clean nest box
Clean nest box
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Clean nest box
Clean nest box
 
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I had to go back and take another photo of dumping the shavings I to the boxes since the other one didn't take.
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Going, going
Going, going
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Gone
Gone
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