Its official.....hay wins over wood chips!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FLchook, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. FLchook

    FLchook Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    After an animal broke a hole into the side of our coop, my remaining 6 girls have been sleeping in the barn. To accomadate thier laying needs, and stop me having to hunt everyday [​IMG], I put some nest boxes up. I filled them with wood chips so the horses and goats wouldnt eat it. They all used the boxes for awhile, but all of a sudden it was down to 2 eggs a day. Well I found them all today. They have been laying the hay in the goat pen! Guess wood chips just dont make a good nest. [​IMG]

    This time I added some milk crates with some hay in them, and put hay in the higher nests in the goat pen. Maybe I will have some eggs again. I felt so dirty having to buy eggs from the store! [​IMG]
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    [​IMG] That's funny! Picky little buggers, aren't they?
    I have a hen that goes thru all 6 nest boxes and throws out the straw. I put hay in there, same thing... I even tried wood chips....she throws it all out. The other hens get all upset cuz they want some thing to lay in!! [​IMG]

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