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Why do they do that?

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

  1. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chirping

    Jul 14, 2011
    Engadine, MI
    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 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    How big are the boxes? Maybe they are just trying to make more room. [​IMG]
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Put a bigger lip on the nest box so that they are unable to scratch the bedding out.

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