The downside of rollout boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by billmac, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. billmac

    billmac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    I built roll out nest boxes for my chickens. They work great. I have the box lined with 1/4 inch rubber mat. The problem is that the chickens are pooping in the boxes like it's their job. I don't remember them doing this with the regular boxes. Admittedly, the old boxes were filled with shavings and hay and maybe I just didn't notice.

    Anyone have this problem?
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Now and then, yes, but I just pull out the pads and whack them together to knock off the poop. Put 'em right back in the nest box again. If they are a little ickier than usual, I have spares I put in their place and then hose off the others until I swap 'em out again.
  3. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2010
    SW Iowa
    Where do you get the nest pads at?
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

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