Nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Melissa2173, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Melissa2173

    Melissa2173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are 18 weeks old so I figured it was time to put in the nesting boxes. I'm using crates with a board on the bottom and front to keep the bedding from falling out. The coop floor is sand. They keep taking all the bedding out and somehow are pulling the board out too. Any suggestions what to do? As they get closer to laying will they stop destroying them? Thanks!
     
  2. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heck, at least your seem to know where the nest boxes are.....mine don't even seem to realize that they are there. My girls are 20 wks.
     
  3. Jim2448

    Jim2448 Out Of The Brooder

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    do you have the boxes at least 18" of the floor? you may want to see if you can locate some nesting boxes from an old chicken farm. that has worked really well for me.
     

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