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Is There Something Wrong With My Nest Boxes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by steve232, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. steve232

    steve232 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed for the last month or so my egg production has really slowed in what I thought was supposed to be the best time of year for chickens to lay. I haven't changed anything so its been a puzzle to me why they suddenly slowed so much all at one time. Perhaps its something to do with my nest boxes. Heres a picture I took of one of my nest boxes today. Don't this box look like a good place for an egg to be laid ?
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  2. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Lol perfect for the snake. Hens shouldn't have a problem with it.
     
  3. Kyanite

    Kyanite Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yikes! If I were a hen I wouldn't be laying any eggs there either.
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I'd put it down the to straw bedding, Steve [​IMG]

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  5. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Is that chicken blood on the nest box, or did you hurt yourself when you went to gather the eggs?
     
  6. Cassie chappell

    Cassie chappell Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow glad I don't have snake's like that around here![​IMG]
     

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