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Ideas on padding nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bubba1358, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. bubba1358

    bubba1358 In the Brooder

    May 13, 2013
    Middle TN
    Currently, mine are wood and hay. I get the occasional crack when a hen lifts up and the egg drops. What are some easy, inexpensive, effective ways to pad the bottom for a soft landing?
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    I use just wood shavings, and have never had a problem with cracked or damaged eggs. I have about a 3 inch layer in each nest box. Smaller shavings work better than larger ones, but I've used each type successfully (and usually use the larger shavings).
  3. chickencreek

    chickencreek Chirping

    Aug 10, 2014
    SW Washington
    Wood shavings is the way to go its kinda like a natural memory foam. If they don't go in the nest for a few days it will lose its shape of the nest and they have to re make it

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