Chickens scratching out bedding

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

  1. llshine

    llshine Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2014
    Grundy, Virginia
    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

    Aug 17, 2014
    Lake Stevens, WA
    Less bedding and higher sides
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    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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