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nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Harleychicks, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Harleychicks

    Harleychicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2015
    Poplarville, Mississippi
    How does one keep nesting material in the box? I have tried a lot of different stuff and they kick it all out within 2 days making clean out of coop a weekly event.
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2012
    Tyro-Lexington, NC
    Coop cleaning should be done at given at least a minor cleaning every week anyway. As for the kicking out, are your nesting boxes big enough to allow for some natural kicking? Many standard boxes aren't. I use a storage tupperware box as one with a side cut out. With the larger box, all of the normal kicking doesn't kick the material out.
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    SHOULD BE QUITE EASY.... Your nesting box should have a board stop on the front bottom about 4 inches or so. Use hay or straw, and it will stay in place. The chickens should just walk in and make themselves comfortable and lay there. Once finished, they should just jump out and go about their activities. Hay or straw is ideal since it forms a nest which chickens do like.

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