nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bantamboy, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the best thing to put in nesting boxes? straw, leaves, hay, shavings? need advise please
     
  2. CoachMatty

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    Pine Shavings
     
  3. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any and all of those things have worked for using in nest boxes. Use what you have available.
     
  4. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok great thanks for the help
     
  5. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use hay...they like to go round and round to make the perfect nest to lay an egg!!!
     
  6. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hay is the only thing ive ever used and your right they love making the little nests but i have an over abundance of leaves between all the neighbors yards that i suck up their leaves for them and pile them up to use in the run. im thinking about trying that in the boxes
     
  7. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever you can get the little buggars to lay in...

    We use straw, My mother used shredded paper, lots of folks use pine shavings, some use 'mats of some sort'. My mother told me to have something different from the floor material, so they don't make nests on the floor. We have pine shavings on the floor and had 45 acres of barley, so I went with straw in mine. They seem to like it.
     
  8. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok cool i will try and use some straw and or leaves mabe put something different in every box and figure out what they like the best
     
  9. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most important thing in raising chickens is having fun (you and chickens). Ain't nothing at all wrong with giving them options and a little variety to keep them out of the liquor cabinet and away from the poker tables.
     
  10. bantamboy

    bantamboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most important thing in raising chickens is having fun (you and chickens). Ain't nothing at all wrong with giving them options and a little variety to keep them out of the liquor cabinet and away from the poker tables.

    haha your right its all in having fun i do enjoy them i just have to spend more time on this website to learn about them than i get to spend with them because i am a firefighter i work 24 hour shifts at a time so i have a lot of time for studying them but then i have two days off inbetween shifts to enjoy them so i cant complain too much haha
     

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