Pooping in the nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by budda, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. budda

    budda Chillin' With My Peeps

    103
    0
    99
    May 2, 2011
    Atlanta GA
    So I got one gal that constantly poops in one of the nest boxes. Any ideas as to how I should go about stopping this short of throwing her on the grill??
     
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,276
    12
    141
    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    Mine always have. Not the brightest bulbs in the box, but they keep on laying [​IMG]

    If you wipe off the eggs make sure to refrigerate them as wiping will remove the bloom and leave them susceptible to bacteria.
     
  3. wlkrvllyny

    wlkrvllyny Out Of The Brooder

    17
    1
    24
    May 6, 2011
    I got 4 new pullets, and they seem to be doing the same. Mine never did, now the nest boxes are a yucky mess. I keep a trowel in the coop as a pooper scooper. The new ones think they should roost there, so I have been going in and putting them up on the roosts to minimize this at night.
     
  4. budda

    budda Chillin' With My Peeps

    103
    0
    99
    May 2, 2011
    Atlanta GA
    I got 8 chickens, 5 are laying. I have two nest boxes and they are using both, but one chicken, a silver laced is dropping far more than eggs in there. I did not think to check if they are roosting in there at night, I am going to have to look tonight.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by