Nesting hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stickdude515, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. stickdude515

    stickdude515 New Egg

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    Is there a particular reason why my hens won't sleep in the nest? Do the just get in there when they are ready to lay eggs?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Chickens poop while they sleep; therefore, it is a good thing that they do not sleep in the nest box.
     
  3. Nasnro

    Nasnro Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens tend to sleep in the highest point of the coop (most likely the roost) Contrary to popular belief chickens prefer to sleep on a perch or roost and the only use the nest to lay eggs in. This is a good thing as no one likes eggs covered in poop. Make sure to have lots of roost space for your hens as a happy hen makes yummy eggs.
     

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