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

FLchook

Songster
12 Years
Oct 27, 2007
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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
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, 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.
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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!
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chickflick

Crowing
14 Years
Mar 10, 2007
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Dimondale
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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!!
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