Nesting chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Emilyhc, May 12, 2011.

  1. Emilyhc

    Emilyhc Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anything wrong with my chickens sleeping in the nesting box at night? They are about 9 weeks old. As they get older will they move to the roosting poles? I'm a chicken first timer, so I appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
     
  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] From Ohio [​IMG] Hi, so nice to see you've joined us !
    The problem with chickens sleeping in their nesting boxes is POOPY eggs. Close off those nests at dusk.OPEN mornings -.BEFORE you allow the hens to leave the coop. This teaches them to use the nests only for egg laying.[​IMG]
     

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