Chickens moved straw. Do I leave it?

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

  1. Nurs4kids

    Nurs4kids Out Of The Brooder

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    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:
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    Then this morning:

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

    madabouthens Out Of The Brooder

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    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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