pooing in the nest boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazychics4me, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. crazychics4me

    crazychics4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems there is a LOT of poo lately in the nest boxes, a lot more poo than eggs!!! Would closing them off at night to be certain the hens aren't roosting there at night help?? Any other ideas what to do?? I don't really want to be cleaning out nasty poo filled nest boxes every day if it can be helped. Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a perch for them?
    most likly there roosting in the nesting box.
     
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, closing off the nesting boxes at night should do the trick.
     
  4. crazychics4me

    crazychics4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!! I will try closing them off at night. Yes, we have 4 perches for them to roost on.
     

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