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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

    Jan 29, 2013
    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

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    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

    Jan 29, 2013
    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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