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6 Hens sleeping in one layer box

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mychickens, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. mychickens

    mychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I have six chickens and at night they all seem to pile in one 12"x16" layer box. They are 14 weeks old and not laying yet, should I keep the laying boxes closed off until they are laying or just let them do thier thing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I'd close the boxes off for a couple of weeks.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I don't have any advice for you. I just wanted to say pics please.[​IMG]
     
  4. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to consider closing them off for a while.

    Also make your roosts higher than your nest boxes, that usually seems to interest them in getting out of the box and onto the roost to sleep.
     

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