keeping them out of nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by califrame, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. califrame

    califrame Just Hatched

    Dec 30, 2016
    So i posted a little while back on keeping the pullets out of the nest box and i think i have an idea i wanted to run past the experts.. i can remove the floor or the nest box and that would solve the problem... issue is there is a big hole in the floor of the roost.. pics attached of both configurations... thoughts??[​IMG]
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    I am not understanding what you are saying but the PIX you posted are not good examples of nest boxes.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    So you basically just removed the nests?
    Where will they lay, did you make other nests somewhere else??

    I would leave the flooring in and make nests elsewhere.
  4. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Why do you want to keep the pullets out of the nests? Unless they're sleeping in the nests, daytime exploration of nests is a necessary rite of passage as pullets learn the location and purpose of the nests and become familiar with them.

    If they're sleeping in the nests, this also is a common thing. Most of us old timers simply block the nests off at night for a few nights, unblocking them in the morning, until they habit becomes forgotten.

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