Pooping in the dust box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by puddinbabe, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. puddinbabe

    puddinbabe Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband built a proper dust box for my two girls filled with sand and a little DE. Until now they have been rolling around in the dirt. As of day two they seem to think it is a litterbox. There's a ton of poo in it. Is this just something they're going to do? I can't imagine they would want to take a dust bath in the poo box. And if they did......gross! Ideas/suggestions?

    Annie
     
  2. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmmm.
    on one hand - ew.
    but then again, wouldn't it be nice if they decide they wanted to use the box exclusively! then you could scoop the box once a day and the rest of the coop would be super clean!

    interesting.

    please let us know how things develop.
     
  3. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wouldn't it be nice if they decide they wanted to use the box exclusively! then you could scoop the box once a day and the rest of the coop would be super clean!

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    Love it!!!!

    A birds' gotta do what a birds' gotta do. Nottin you can do about it. I built 2 nesting boxes, stunning, and they lay on the other side by the door. Go figure.


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  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    They seem to do what-ever it is they feel like and when ever they feel like it - I found a egg dead center of the coop today - and I KNOW that girl was in the nest box just half an hour before....

    Perhaps your's will lay eggs in the dust box........ [​IMG]
     

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