Chickens scratching out bedding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by llshine, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. llshine

    llshine Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a hen or maybe two or three I don't know that are scratching all the bedding out of the nest boxes. What do I do?
     
  2. 11mini

    11mini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Less bedding and higher sides
     
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No bedding. Get some nest pads, much cleaner too.
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Nest boxes
    In my nest boxes I fold a feed bag to fit (nest boxes are 1 ft³). When a bag gets soiled; fold a new one; pop out the soiled; pop in the new. Feed bags are a nylon mesh bag frozen poop just peels off in below freezing temperatures and just flakes off in summer when left out in the sun to bake and dry.

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