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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hplowe, Sep 22, 2009.
My pullets are using them for a toilet, how do I stop this?
If they are not laying yet, just close them off. If they are, make sure the roosts are higher, and at least 3" or 4"wide. Put golf balls or some other sort of fake egg in the nests.
I built a long nesting box up off of the ground, with dividers in it for each hen to lay their eggs in. I also took 3 to 4 old milk crates and put straw in all the nesting boxes I had build and in the milk crates. My chickens have knocked the straw out of the box I had built. They have started using the milk crates I put down on the ground for them to nest in. Instead of the one that was built up of the ground. They are actually using it for their roost.
I built my nest much lower than the roost.... they have not even considered roosting down in the nesting boxes
Sorry for the blur pic lol