Nesting Box question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hplowe, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    Newnan, GA
    My pullets are using them for a toilet, how do I stop this?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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.
  3. onetbcamiller

    onetbcamiller New Egg

    May 8, 2009
    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. [​IMG]
  4. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    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

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