Nest Box Problem

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blkdogchick, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. blkdogchick

    blkdogchick Out Of The Brooder

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    The hens keep pulling the straw out of the boxes. The boxes are 10 inches off the ground with a 1 1/2" ledger board and a slanted roof over top. Can I use another material or what? PLEASE HELP!!!

    Thank you
    Ron
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Lots of people here use pine shavings.
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:That's what I do.
     
  4. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I put soft wood shavings in mine. They seem to like it [​IMG]
     
  5. Coreyboy18

    Coreyboy18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use aspen.
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I use hay. It's not the same stiff material as straw and they like to make wonderful nests just like robins.
     
  7. harv681

    harv681 Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried aspen--the pine smells better. Also, my experience has been that shavings compost better than hay.
     
  8. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw someone on here used that grass rug that you put on your deck or porch. Awesome idea and easy to clean. I'm going to do the same when the new coop is done.
     

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