Why do they do that?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rmh0508, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok this may be a stupid question. My chickens are Polish(2), red sex link (3) and mutts (4). They have a nice big coop with 8 nesting boxes built onto one wall. The problem I am having is whether I put shavings or straw in the boxes, the girls just kick all the bedding out and lay eggs on the wood bottom. Any idea why they do this and how to stop it?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big are the boxes? Maybe they are just trying to make more room. [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Put a bigger lip on the nest box so that they are unable to scratch the bedding out.
     

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