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How do i get my chickens to stop scratching the hay out of the nesting area into the coop?

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How do i get my chickens to stop scratching the hay out of the nesting area into the coop?

How old are your chickens and are they laying eggs?
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They are going on two years old and they are laying yes.

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They are going on two years old and they are laying yes.

When I have this problem it is young birds that are not laying that scratch out the bedding from nest boxes, or, older hens that are not laying. A taller lip on the nest boxes might help. I usually end up periodically adding bedding to the boxes.
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The little stinkers just don't know what we go threw to make things good and i just added to the lip too lol they figured out how to build the material up and out. They just were doing so good.

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