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Is there a problem with my chicken laying down on the poo floor?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maricybele, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. maricybele

    maricybele Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw chicken yesterday sit on the floor with poo.... instead roosting or in a clean nest box.

    There are six clean boxes with straw and they only use 2 boxes.

    Does anyone think they know a chicken would nestle down on the poo in the floor? This is the first time I've seen a chicken do that.
    During the day they have access to dirt and she didn't look like she was taking a dust bath.

    It was night but we had the light on in the coop.


    Thanks for any imput.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens cant help themselves, they just lay on whatever they want. You will have to keep the area clean. Not all chickens like dirt bath ! are you using soft dirt or sand?
     
  3. maricybele

    maricybele Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks... It gets cleaned daily but at night they roost and poop in that part of the coop. There are 6 very clean straw nests just inches away but I guess she wasn't laying an egg.
     

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