Nesting chickens

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

  1. Emilyhc

    Emilyhc Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    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]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by