poop in nest boxes


In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 28, 2012
this has been such a fun resource to use, have had my girls for about a month and been making a few adjustments.

Just added a thicker roost per someone's suggestions here - seems like when I was researching specs on building my coop, I never came across a recommendation for width of the roost, so I just guessed broomstick size - wrong!

I also pounded a few thin nails along top edge of drawer which serves as nest box.

I am going to work on training my girls to use the roosts. Sure hope this works as I have chicken sitters coming next week and I am guessing they will find poo in nest and on eggs rather unpleasant!


In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
Simi valley

That's funny, my hens also sleep on the divider of the nest boxes but I also have 2 roosts for them to sleep... They had so much room in their coop when they were little chicks now it's a different story :) But I love morning fresh eggs brown and white!

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