In the Brooder
- Jun 11, 2017
I built a new coop, my girls wont use the new nesting boxes, is this normal or is this gonna become a larger problem?
Those ungrateful twerps! Those nests are gorgeous!
The problem is with your chickens. All chickens. They hate change. They hate being forced to deal with something new. But force is sometimes necessary.
I'm talking about confining them to the coop for a few days while they have no other alternative than to use the new nests. Golf balls will definitely help. Real eggs would be even better. Once one starts using one of the boxes, they will all suddenly discover the fabulous new nest box and all will soon be fighting over it.
I know. You built four lovely nest boxes, but hens generally will fight over or at least stand crowded in line to use just one. Kind of like Walmart with ten checkouts and no matter how crowded, they open only two or three. Maybe it's not exactly the same, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to take a slap at Walmart.