Opened boxes.....now they are sleeping in them! Help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cath0617, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. cath0617

    cath0617 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 chickens that will be 20 weeks this saturday. When they were 16 weeks they were all roosting together on the highest roost in the house. So I opened the nesting boxes just in case. Since I opened them they are being slept in and pooped in now.
    What should I do?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    It's easy enough to correct the behavior - you can either block the nests off a little before bedtime or just physically move them out of the boxes and place them on the roost. I would suggest the latter - shouldn't take but a few nights for them to form a new habit in place of the undesirable one they have now.
     
  3. cath0617

    cath0617 Out Of The Brooder

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    I actually waited 2 weeks after they all started roosting together just in case they wanted to do this......Guess Ill try this tmmrw night:)
     

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