Pooping in Nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MyRedStarz, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. MyRedStarz

    MyRedStarz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All

    Hoping someone can give me some insight on the lastest chicken behavior. I live in Orlando, FL and have 3 Red Star hens approx. 2.5 years old. They appear to be molting and egg laying is almost non-existant. I am finding however that they are suddenly pooping in the nesting boxes. My boxes are not higher than the roosting bar. Could they be doing this because they think they should be laying but really only have to poop? Any insight would help...thanks!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Are they sleeping in the nesting boxes, or doing this during the day? Are any of them being picked on by the others or not feeling well and maybe hiding in the boxes?
     
  3. sandovaljose214

    sandovaljose214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have worms . You should worm them.
     

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