Why do they do that!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DragonClaw01, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chirping

    205
    4
    96
    Sep 25, 2013
    I just made some new nest boxes,nicely painted like a barn,and they keep kicking out the bedding from it. They kick it out and peck through it like they are looking for food. They will lay on it after making a nest from the straw, but afterwards,kick it out. I put the bale under a tarp where they hang out (tarp is on legs,10 ft tall) and they're tearing it apart. It's like a big chicken party with straw confetti! Why do they do this,can I get them to stop?
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    28,424
    5,077
    626
    Apr 23, 2014
    Colorado
    My Coop
    Mine used to do it too. The solution I found was to put a board across the bottom of it to help keep bedding in.
    [​IMG]
    Sadly, there is no cure![​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: