Digging holes in coop?


In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 15, 2012
Southeast Tennessee
My chickens are going on two years old and they have a new habit. Their coop has a dirt floor covered in straw. This weekend I've stood watching them dig down in the ground. They're not hungry unless there is something they need besides the feed and grass clippings I've been adding. Any ideas?
Mine do that too. My husband said they dig up the dirt and take a dirt bath to get clean. I also see them do it if there nesting boxes litter is dirty they make a hole to nest in. Maybe theyre bored too. Try throwing in some apples or something they can peck around on.
Try adding some golf balls or ceramic eggs after you clean out there nest. They just up and forget sometimes lol.

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