Got my first egg- but now I have a problem...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kplchicken, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. kplchicken

    kplchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    So on the 31st we got out first little perfect egg. What a thrill. I have three 20 week olds. We have gotten one egg a day since. BUT.. one of my girls, one that is not laying yet is sleeping in the nestbox. Every morning there is a tiny bit of chicken poop in there. What do I do? Should I close it off at night and open it in the morning? Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi !
    I have the same problem with the chickens roosting on the sides of the nesting boxes!!! Ick ! So I have covered them at night and then I uncover them in the morning. Thats the only solution I have come up with so far. Good Luck
    Take Care
    Cristina
     
  3. kplchicken

    kplchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I think I will have to try that.
     

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