Nesting box question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay originally I had milk crates, they looked nice but didn't seem to fit the bigger hens. So I redesigned them using stackable type storage bins (not stacked, but side by side instead). I put the chickens in there from time to time and say "Egg"

    Do you honestly think they'll know where to lay their eggs? All my chickens are older (4+ months) when I get them and their previous homes had traditional nesting boxes. Think they'll catch on?
     
  2. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, They might need to be shown their new digs, but they will figure it out. Good luck.
    Erik
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I put some golf balls in there but they just push them out and roll them around LOL.
     
  4. kittykat01

    kittykat01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe they are sporty chickens?
    I have tried several different types of nest boxes for my girls. They like the milk crates best, even though they are large chickens and have to squeeze themselves in. I put a fake egg in each box, and they figured out where to lay pretty fast.
     

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