Nesting box curiosity

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jallny, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. jallny

    jallny Songster

    May 26, 2012
    My hens are going to lay soon. We had had the nesting boxes blocked off, so they wouldn't sleep in them, but now we unblocked it and they just pulled all of the straw out and now its all over the ground!!!! how can i stop this or teach them an alternative.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The 'lip' on the nesting boxes may not be high enough. Chickens readily knock the bedding out of nest boxes with a 2 or 3 inch lip.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: