should I remove the nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suburban, May 12, 2011.

  1. suburban

    suburban Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 13, 2010
    Perth, western Australia
    We have recently moved house and the girls didn't really like the move. They have the same coop and a bigger run. They have also just started molting.
    Now they are not laying they have been sleeping in the nest boxes and pooping in there. All three try to get into one box.
    Should I remove the nest boxes for a while to encourage them back to the roost?
  2. honda_DT

    honda_DT Out Of The Brooder

    May 12, 2011
    I would probably just leave them in there but I'm new to owning chickens so I'm not sure.
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Just leave them... They are probably just trying to stay warm through their molt... I would just clean out the nesting box... You could, however, move them, but that would be bad for the hens.. yet another change they must get used to... [​IMG]

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