Sleeping in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Anny, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    How do you keep chickens from sleeping in the nesting box??
     
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I have that problem now and again. You're supposed to go into their coop at night and remove each one from the nest area and place them on their roost. You may have to do this each night until you see them do it on their own. Mine were a little stubborn, (spoiled) and they still sometimes sleep in the nest box, but I scoop their poop out every morning and keep things clean and tidy for them. So, yes they're kinda spoiled - in a way, sorta, sometimes, kinda like, you know. [​IMG]
     
  3. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I made my roost way higher than the nest box ..The 1st day I did that. was the last day they ever slept in a box!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2008
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    When mine were smaller they would roost in the nest boxes. I finally had to cover the nests and then they all headed for the high roosts. Tomorrow they will be 15 weeks. Next week I will uncover the nest boxes, add grass and golf balls and then the wait for eggs to arrive.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  5. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Quote:One of my roost is way higher then the nesting box, and the other two use it all the time but I have two who like the nesting box.
     

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