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sleep in nests?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by davecash, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2007
    okay, yesterday my rooster got in a nest and all the hens surrounded him in nests, ontop of one another kind of.. any idea why they did this, and/or why they slept here, instead of sleeping on their roost posts?
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Hmmm, I dont know why they would suddenly start sleeping in the nests but you definitely shouldnt let them continue to do so because they will foul the nest boxes. Go out after dark and move them back to their roosts every night until they get the idea. Or, block off the nest boxes late in the day and unblock them first thing in the morning.

  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, chel is right on and you need to teach them where to roost. It won't take much effort and everything will be fine. Managing the flock like you are doing makes life better for everyone and your close watch will be rewarded with clean unbroken eggs.... Good Job![​IMG]


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