hens hiding in the nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fallen Leaf Farm, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Fallen Leaf Farm

    Fallen Leaf Farm Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2011
    I have 2 BO hens that stay all day in the nesting boxes hiding from the other chickens (definately not broody, will jump up and out of a box if another hen shows up). My coop is 8x12 with a total of 24 chickens in it, and they free range during the day. I feel so bad for these 2 girls, anything I can do to make their life a little less stressful so that they feel they have to hide?
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    Quote:How stressful could laying in bed all day bother you!! [​IMG] Did something happen to make you think they are stressed? Are they injured in a any way? Did you pick them up and look at them close? Can you get them out and lock them out for the day to motivate them to go play? Do they just need extra love?

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