Why do they do that!?

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

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chirping

    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

    Apr 23, 2014
    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.
    Sadly, there is no cure![​IMG]

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