Poop shelf new nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Haywire, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Haywire

    Haywire Out Of The Brooder

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    I installed a poop shelf under the roosts and now it seems they prefer that to the nest boxes. Had 2 eggs in the boxes and 4 on the shelf. Didn't notice them till I cleaned the coop today. I installed the shelf earlier this week. There's no covering on the nest boxes, so I think I'll install one tomorrow and see if that helps make them a little more cozy.

    Ian
     
  2. MR.PEEPS

    MR.PEEPS Out Of The Brooder

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    Put galf balls or plastic eggs that mite help.
     
  3. Haywire

    Haywire Out Of The Brooder

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    Put a nice roof over the nest boxes and someone is still laying on the poop shelf. I think I'm going to get some fake eggs and try that.

    Ian
     

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