Hi everyone, newbie chicken owner here. (and LOOOVING it) And thanks for this awesome website. I just got great answers on my sex on another thread in mins! :)
My question is regarding their nesting box. Seems I have one or two that sleep in the same box. they were all doing so at first but then I closed it off for a couple weeks. I opened them back up the other day and one sleeps in there and the other near her in the same small box. I do clean out the poop every morning but they are going to start laying hopefully soon.
They do have roosts higher than the boxes. I also have pushed her through a couple times but she just comes right back because I find poop in the one box. I do have golf balls in there but that doesn't seem to bother her.
My questions to my fellow chicken community are: :)
Should I close off the boxes again? They are about ready to lay eggs in the next few weeks.
Should I not worry about it?
Any advice/ Suggestions?
Thanks so much in advance!