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My chickens are house (coop) broken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rolffamily, May 7, 2011.

  1. rolffamily

    rolffamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just finishing day 10 where my chickens (5 GLW) have not dropped one poop, except for under the roost bar at night, in the coop. They have a run and I let them free range in the evening when I get home from work. Even when they go into the nest boxes they do not poop first. I am amazed. Does anyone else get spoiled like this?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Nope, You are blessed. Count your blessings!
     
  3. jollyscrapmom

    jollyscrapmom Out Of The Brooder

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    How did you manage that miracle?? I'd love to have poop-free nesting boxes so our eggs are cleaner!
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have clean chickens too! Mine only really poo in the coop at night when they're sleeping. No pooping the nest box either! [​IMG] We are blessed! haha
     
  5. lebentier

    lebentier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine also only poop in the run or under the roosts
     
  6. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also only have 3...so that makes a BIG difference.
     
  7. rolffamily

    rolffamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had read somewhere on this website that your nest boxes should be at a height where the chicken can not stand up and then they won't poop. Ours are 8 1/2" high inside.
     
  8. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Mine never have pooped in the nest box and they lay in open topped milk crates. I thought that was normal. [​IMG]
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If you don't use a dropping board, and you like a clean coop (sounds like you do...lol), ADD one - you'll love it.
    It's a rare event when I find poop in the bedding in my coop in spring, summer, and fall. But wait for winter [​IMG] The bedding DOES get pooped up in winter, as my flock spends quite a bit of time inside (by choice, as my pop door is opened every morning)...
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only place my hens don't poop is in their nest boxes. Hope this doesn't jinx's me.LOL.
     

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