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    I have been using milk crates for nesting boxes but the hens kick out all the straw in a day. Any thoughts on what i could line them with to keep this from happening?
     
  2. Chicks and Hens

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    Old carpet or any thing else they can scrape at but not pull out that fits good in the box
     
  3. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well its a bit hard for anything sense hens will kick it out just because she is making a nest
     
  4. Chicks and Hens

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    super glue it to the bottom!
     
  5. monkey jason

    monkey jason New Egg

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    Thanks for the ideas.
     
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    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha your welcome!
     
  7. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add a piece of wood or some sort of sturdy material as a lip at the bottom of the box so the bedding as something to catch on when they move things around. It won't keep everything in but it makes a big difference.
     
  8. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I have the floor of my nests lined with a folded feed bag (nest box is 12 inchesĀ³) milk crates with a board across the front.

    I replace the feed bag when ever necessary no problems easy peasy!
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    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013

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