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nest and chickens scratching

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wineryrooster, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. wineryrooster

    wineryrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    How do i get my chickens to stop scratching the hay out of the nesting area into the coop?
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your chickens and are they laying eggs?
     
  3. wineryrooster

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    They are going on two years old and they are laying yes.
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I have this problem it is young birds that are not laying that scratch out the bedding from nest boxes, or, older hens that are not laying. A taller lip on the nest boxes might help. I usually end up periodically adding bedding to the boxes.
     
  5. wineryrooster

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    The little stinkers just don't know what we go threw to make things good and i just added to the lip too lol they figured out how to build the material up and out. They just were doing so good.
     

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