Chickens are sleeping in the nest boxes

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by stonehouse, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. stonehouse

    stonehouse In the Brooder

    May 14, 2008
    Mid Hudson Valley
    I have eleven chickens and 4 nest boxes and plenty of roosting 2x4's.
    they are all sleeping in the nests.
    What can I do??
  2. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    S.W Pa.
    Quote:I broke mine of that by putting a fake egg in the nest box while they were out rangin. I leave the fake eggs in my nest boxes all the time and the ONLY hting my girls use the nest boxes for is layin.
  3. DLS

    DLS Songster

    make shure your roosts are a good bit HIGHER than the nest boxes.They WILL go to the highest roost.& leave the lower boxes be

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