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Goofy Nest Box Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mylilchix, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Are my hens just weird? I have filled their nest boxes with pine shavings and straw. I've tried to make them comfy cozy for the girls, yet every time I go collect our egg (they just started laying) all of the fluff has been pushed to the side and they're laying on the wood.

    Sonja
     

  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Mine use to do this also !!! How thick are the shavings ?? It's just them making there nest !!
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    I have straw and pine in the boxes, it's probably an inch to 2 inches deep (just depnds on how much they kick out).

    Sonja
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Mine stoped when I added extra shavings, about 4 inches thick !! Try adding another inch or so.
     
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I have given up putting nesting materals in my nests. Could put a shovel full in each nest and the next day it would be on the ground.
     

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