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

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

  1. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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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