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keeping bedding in the nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Amastacia, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Amastacia

    Amastacia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an issue where my hens won't leave any bedding in the nest boxes they are currently using. my 14 hens generally pick two boxes they will use, changing things up every few weeks. the boxes themselves are plywood, and i have used straw, shredded paper, and (most often) wood shavings as bedding in them. they sometimes are apparently breaking eggs in the boxes, and i have determined that this only seems to happen when i haven't replentished the bedding in more than a day. anyone else have this problem? anyone have any solutions to it?

    thanks.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If it is possible, put a larger lip on the boxes so that kicking out the bedding is more difficult.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X3 on this.

    My nest box fronts are six inches high, and the bedding never comes out.
     
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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Amastacia

    Amastacia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now that is a good idea. plenty of feed bags lying around, might as well use a few of them. i will give this a try.
     
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