Ideas on padding nest boxes?

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

  1. bubba1358

    bubba1358 In the Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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