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Chickens roosting on nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by franksflock, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. franksflock

    franksflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Half of my 10 week chicks are roosting on top of the nesting box instead of their roost. The nesting box and roost are on opposite sides of the coop and the nesting box has a sloped front but flat back. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We also had a sloped roof and they still tried to roost there. Ended up putting a 3 ft tall piece of plywood on the top leaning against the wall. Mine were also roosting in the nests, these are pullets and not laying yet. I have on hen who is laying and uses the same nest every day. I took all the nesting material out of the nests except the one and they've all gone back to the roost now.
     

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