1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kb061502, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. kb061502

    kb061502 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 13, 2014
    Marshall NC
    Just wandering I looked through some of the threads but didn't see any do hens lay better in a enclosed nest box I guess I should say with a top on it or is a open top OK just wandering what some opinions are.thanks
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Some have them open. They say that if the nest boxes are dark (some even use curtains on the front) they are less prone to egg eating. Also - good idea to put a golf ball or fake egg in each one so they peck it and nothing happens to prevent egg eating.


    I use covered kitty litter pans and like them but it is so far to reach down unless you put them up on a table like me, with room in front for them to stand right outside the box. I put sand in them and scoop with kitty litter scoop if there is poo in there. They do need bleaching out once a month and I switch the sand out and give them dry ones that I keep as spares.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2014

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by