In the Brooder
- May 1, 2021
Hello, We had gotten new Pullets a bit ago to mix in with our already laying chickens. We noticed on the first night that the 7 new chickens were all crowded into one single nesting box to sleep in. We have 6 nesting boxes in total but now the new chickens use 2 of them to sleep in. We’ve added new roosts for them all to fit comfortably yet they still prefer to sleep in the boxes. We’re concerned on when they are going to roost as we are going to need all 6 boxes for the 17 chickens to lay their eggs in. One of our new chickens started laying in on stop of our hay in the barn too. We don’t want her ruining the hay for our goats so is there a way to get her to lay in the nesting boxes? She keeps trying to escape the chicken area to fly into her nest in the barn. Thank you.