Just put a new nesting boxes in the coop uhoh

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sharon2012, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Sharon2012

    Sharon2012 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2012
    Southeast Tennessee
    Well seeing that my chickens are all about 13 weeks old I thought I shoud put a pair of nesting boxes in the coop. They are stackable crates from Walmart. I put a waterproof layer on the bottom of each crate before filling it up with bedding.
    Thought that should work.
    First things my brats did was pull the layers and all the bedding from the crates as soon as my back was turned.
    What should I do now?
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    Thats what they do , play in it ! keep putting it back in the crate, if it got holes in it try blocking it with cardbord or plastics. I like straw?hay better. than wood shavings
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Wait until they are close to laying before putting nesting stuff in there. And while you're at it, slip a golf ball or a fake egg in as well to show them what it's for.

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