Chooks on top of the nesting boxes.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Krodsorin, May 13, 2009.

  1. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2009
    NSW Australia
    Im pretty sure this is just a dominance thing. but their is a group of chooks on the perch and then a group on top of the nesting boxes, i dont want them on top of the nesting boxes because they poop up there and they are sitting in their own poop when they sleep up there.
  2. TxCritter

    TxCritter Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2009
    I had a problem with hens roosting on the nestboxes and was advised to go in the coop at night and simply move them to where I wanted them to roost.It only took 2 or three nights of doing this and they caught on.Now the nestboxes are only used for what they are inteded for.
  3. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    I had my dh purposefully build our nesting boxes flat so my girls (and boy) would have a place to hang-out. I covered it in leno & just put some shavings on top. The shavings seem to help in keeping control of the poop & moisture. If I see that its getting a little too nasty, I just scrape off the old shavings & put on some new.

    The smaller girls like to sit up there. I currently do not have a ledge to keep the shavings on the nesting boxes, however, they seem to be pretty good about not kicking them far anyway [​IMG]

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