Cockrels pooping in nest box?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FlightsofFancy, May 18, 2008.

  1. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just when I thought the new cockrels where finally getting along with my hens and everything was going good.....this happens. For the past 4 days I have gone out in the morning to collect my eggs and found them laying in poop! Not just a little...but alot! I caught my 12 week old cockrels sitting in there so I know it is them because my hens have never done this before.
    How do I stop this discusting habbit?
     
  2. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dinner?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I don't have an answer for you, Kelly, because if I don't drape a towel over the nestbox, I'll find my humongous Blue Orp rooster SUEDE in it. And that's alot of BIG poop, too. At least, when I go out there in the evening and find him in there and say, "Suede, get out of there!", he minds me!
     
  4. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I gave them a good cussing and put them in the goat house for the night. I hate to lock my goats up because they are like watch dogs for my hens, but lets hope it will be OK for a couple of nights until I figure this out. [​IMG]
    Hmmmmm....Mayby I should move the nesting box in with the goats and put my girls in there?[​IMG]
     

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