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Chick waste in nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jacky'sMamma, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Jacky'sMamma

    Jacky'sMamma Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Antelope, CA
    Upon cleaning out the coop, I found poop in the nesting boxes. Should I remove the nesting boxes until closer to laying age? I thought that I remembered reading that this was a bad habit to get into. [​IMG]

    They are about 7 weeks old now.

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It's common practice to keep the nesting boxes blocked off (or not have them there at all, depending how your coop is set up) til they reach laying age, for that exact reason [​IMG]

    Have fun,


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