- Apr 24, 2013
My husband built an amazing small coop(3 feet wide 5 feet long 4 feet high ). Inside he built about a 2 foot nesting spot off the ground for the chickens to lay their eggs when they mature more. They are 2.5 months and we have 4. I'm doing the deep litter method so their coup has poop in it but does not smell. The have a small pole to roost on (but I don't think they use it.) we also have a heat lamp in the coop for them. we have almost half an acre so I like to let them be free during the day. So with that info I would like know why my chickens end up on our back steps huddle together. We had to build a gate because they kept getting up on our deck that the stairs lead to and there was poop everywhere! Now there is poop all over the steps. I can't figure out why they won't snuggle in their coop instead of the stairs. Any ideas??