Chickens moved straw. Do I leave it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nurs4kids, May 15, 2011.

  1. Nurs4kids

    Nurs4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    God's Country
    So, got these hens from a friend yesterday. They came from a dirt floor coop, so in order to not change EVERYTHING on them, I left the floor of the run dirt. I put wheat straw in the nesting boxes and on the floor of the coop. Last night at dark, all were sleeping on a perch in the run and had not entered the coop for the first time. I went out there this morning and had to laugh.

    How I left the coop/run yesterday:

    Then this morning:


    Then I had to laugh as I looked beside the run. Our great dane had taken the rest of the intact bale and made her a bed as well. It's cute. I worried about her hurting the chicken, but after just one day, she seems to feel as if she's guarding them!

    Do I leave the straw on the floor? I ASSUME that's how the chicken want it?
  2. madabouthens

    madabouthens Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2011
    i personally wouldnt i just think the hens were scracthing through it to get grubs and kicked it out [​IMG] hope this helps

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