Just Curious

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by catdaddy66, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    My nesting material initially is the pine shavings that I use to cover the floor of the coop. Will this entice the girls to poop in the nestboxes? They did not when the boxes were empty, but will they associate the material w/ where to poop? I hope not. What do you guys think?
  2. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2009
    Pembroke, Ma.
    No association. They poo wherever they want. Don't worry. I might get one poop every few weeks in the nest box and I use pine shavings for both nest and floor.
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I've never had poop in the nest box, but I use hay.
  5. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    Hamburg, Iowa
    I have nest boxes plus a larger community box. None of my gals are laying yet, though a few are very close. I am always cleaning poop out of the nest boxes, especially the community box, which is low on the wall so the Jersey Giants will not have problems accessing it when they get bigger.

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