Roosting in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GSPx2, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. GSPx2

    GSPx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    Since it started getting cold my hens have been sleeping in the nesting box. I figured it was because of the hay in the box so I placed hay in the coop but they keep going in the nesting box. Any ideas on what I can do to keep them out?
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    If putting them up on the roosts for a day or tow doesn't work, I usually block off the nesting box they were trying to use in the evening when I gather eggs. They had been using the roosts before? With it getting dark earlier, are they going in when there is still some light or are they going in after dark? The roosting area is draft free and they are able to get on and off easily?

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