my girls seem to prefer too sleep in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by enzolocni, May 28, 2011.

  1. enzolocni

    enzolocni New Egg

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    I don't know why but my chickens do not seem to like the perches i have built but prefer to sleep and poop in their nesting boxes every night is this normal?[​IMG]
     
  2. 3bayponies

    3bayponies New Egg

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    Mine do it too. I am going to change out their perch for something broader and flatter as they don't seem to like the big tree branch they currently have.
     
  3. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 40 chickens--most of them use the roosts, but several prefer the nest boxes. I just let 'em be.

    What are your "perches" constructed of?

    Ours are 2"x2"s with the edges sanded to make them less sharp--the angular but not sharp seems to work well for them.
     

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