how do I get rid of poop in the nesting box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oconnorfamily25, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. oconnorfamily25

    oconnorfamily25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    I have one hen who likes to just chill in the nesting box, even when there are no eggs. Unfortunately, she takes LARGE poops in the box.
    Eww. It soils the eggs and how do I get her to stop? (this is a new thing)
  2. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Does she sleep in there or is it during the day? Mine used to sleep in the nesting box and it got horribly nasty... I had to go out after dark evey night for a few weeks to move them from the nesting box to a perch until they finally got the point.

    She could be broody. Just take her out every time you see her in there and put her where the other hens are.
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Quote:The only thing I can think of is to move her out the box everytime you see her, but you won't know when she's in there to lay!! [​IMG]
  4. TexGardenGirl

    TexGardenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    northeast of Dallas
    Is she going broody? Though even when they're setting nonstop they get out to poop, so I don't really know...

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