chickens kicking out straw out of nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sodinedia, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. sodinedia

    sodinedia In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2013
    So we're getting an egg everyday now, but the chickens keep kicking all of the straw, pine shavings, and whatever else we put in there out. We have pieces of artificial grass lining the bottoms so there is a soft floor. Is there a trick to keeping it all in the nest?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Try putting a taller lip on the front of your nests so that they are unable to kick out the nesting materials.

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