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Chicken nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blondie85, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Blondie85

    Blondie85 New Egg

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    How do I keep my six month old chickens from pooping in their nesting box
     
  2. RogueHomesteader

    RogueHomesteader Just Hatched

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    How often do you change what you use for bedding?
     
  3. Blondie85

    Blondie85 New Egg

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    I've only had them over a week now and I put fresh straw hay like in their nesting box Saturday and this morning they had poop in it and I took it all out and replaced the hay. I have done this several times last week when I see poop in it, I will change it every time.
     
  4. Bratsrt10

    Bratsrt10 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Blondie85

    Blondie85 New Egg

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    Umm don't know about that lol
     
  6. RogueHomesteader

    RogueHomesteader Just Hatched

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    Are they pooping in the nesting boxes or are their eggs just poopy on the outside?
     
  7. Blondie85

    Blondie85 New Egg

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    They are pooping in their nesting box
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Are they roosting(sleeping) in the nests at night?
     
  9. Blondie85

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    I'm not sure if they are or not, they may
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You don't check on them after dark when you lock up the coop?
     

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