thanks or the advice, no more sleeping in nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2008
    woo hoo. [​IMG] I love BYC! [​IMG] Thank you all so much for the advice on getting my hens out of their nesting boxes at night. It only took 3 days of putting basketballs in their nest at night to discourage them from sleeping in there. No more dirty eggs, well other than mud from all the rain. I have learned so much from this site! Thanks again!! [​IMG]
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Glad you were able to get them out of the nests! [​IMG]
  3. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    I just found this thread and we got new nest boxes and put them up Friday (yippee, I love them) - previously laying on floor in corner -- behind the crate I put up for them to lay in.

    I have gone in both nights as dusk really fell to night and removed a few bantums from roosting on perch in front of nest boxes, but am worried they would try to sleep in them. The bigger girls don't seem to care unless it is time to lay. They are surprisingly docile when trying to sleep -- I have read that but had no reason so far to handle them at night until now.

    Anyway, will remember the ball trick if it continues to be an issue. Thanks:thumbsup
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

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