So i have 5 chickens, 9-10 weeks old, so not laying yet. When i was cleaning out the coop the other day, it's obvious they are either hanging out or sleeping in the laying boxes. I have wood shavings along the main part of the coop, and a roost dowel, and then another little area set aside with bricks because the 2 younger ones like to snuggle together. Anyway, i don't have any shavings in the nesting area b/c i didn't want them to sleep there. But it was a mess of poop and hard to clean.
Should i just make it comfy anyway? Block it off so they don't hang out there? We had a super rainy week so i think they were in the coop a lot.