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Laying Box Comfort

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ehs100, May 16, 2016.

  1. ehs100

    ehs100 New Egg

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    hi
    i am just wondering why my 6 chickens scratch off any straw, sawdust etc. that i put in their laying boxes, is this just because they like it or because i didnt put straw in early enough or what?
    i'll be thankfull for any feed back
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  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a lip on the edge to keep the material from falling out? I know mine like to "arrange" the hay to their liking but the high lip keeps it in.
     
  3. ehs100

    ehs100 New Egg

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    i have a small lip but it doesn't stop them.
    i never started putting straw down until they had been moved into their cage for a few weeks. is that why?
     

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