- Apr 4, 2010
We've managed to get most of our chickens laying in the coop itself. We are happy about this. However, they have never used our nest boxes. They prefer to use the corner of the coop. With winter coming our chickens will be using the coop a lot more and we are worried that our precious eggs are going to get trampled. The inside of the coop up until this week had 3 nest boxes. They were quite small for the size of chickens we have, so I knocked one out and made two larger nest boxes since we only have 6 chickens and 4 of them are laying atm. Two nest boxes should be plenty. I also put in new straw bedding now that straw is readily available. They're still not interested. Anybody have any tips on how to break a chicken of a particular nest site. Below is a video of the inside of the coop if you want to get an idea of what it looks like from a chicken's point of view.