Hens won't stop kicking all the straw out of the nests!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristenm1975, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I have an A-Frame chicken tractor with two nests and consistently, somebody is kicking all the padding out. They've just started laying (yipee!!) so it's suddenly become important to make it nice and cooshy. Also, how the heck do I get them to stop sleeping in there at night?!
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You dont.... they'll sleep where they want. The only way to keep them out is to lock them out by closing off the boxes.

    Have you tried changing out nesting material. Maybe they dont like the straw. Try pine shavings or something and see if they like that better.
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    Do you have a lip on the front of the nesting box?

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