Nest Scratcher! Help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jharper, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sultan hen just recently started scratching out all of my nesting material I have placed in their nest box. She has forced my silkie Hen to make a nest by the nest box and lay her eggs. She hasn't ever done this. This all hasn't started until it got cooler. Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Replace the nest box material with sand. It'll be harder for her to scratch out. My hens liked to do that too, it is annoying!
     
  3. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I will go try that.
     
  4. Ehirning

    Ehirning Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens do that too. I need to try sand!
     

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