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Sleeping in the nesting box question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TLynnP, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. TLynnP

    TLynnP Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 pullets that had decided to bunk in the nesting boxes at night. Should I block it at night so they can't get in? I do have one chicken that is laying. I heard that they don't lay at night. Does anyone know if this is true? If so I can board up the boxes when I shut them in for the night. BTW the laying hen is NOT happy the younger birds are bunking in there and yells at them every morning ;)
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would block of the nesting boxes, at least at night. You don't want pullets sleeping in nesting boxes. It can dirty the nesting boxes, making the eggs dirty. And, as you can see, they block the nesting boxes for the older hens. Do they have a roost to sleep on instead?
     
  3. TLynnP

    TLynnP Out Of The Brooder

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    They have plenty of roosts - I don't know why they have started doing this. I'll start blocking them at night. Thanks!
     

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