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Why do they do that?

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

  1. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. Clairedazzle

    Clairedazzle Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 4, 2011
    Mine have recently been doing this too may be because I just switched to hay. I just keep putting it back in the nestbox...haha!
  3. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    Mine did the same so I put a higher edge on the front,problem solved.
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    yup. Need a higher lip/front. They are kicking it around to make a nest.
  5. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR

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