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Young Chicks wanting to live in the nest boxes!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissChessy, May 14, 2008.

  1. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any suggestions on how to train 15 weekers to stay out of the nest boxes. I just recently moved my 15 weekers in with my older hens and all these girls want to do is stay in the nest boxes and inside the hen house. They have access to go outside in the run. Anybody got any ideas on what I need to do to keep them from staying in those nest boxes? Yesterday I went to gather the eggs and the young hens had literally covered up all the eggs with hay and poop. [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Just keep taking them out of the nest box and showing them that its great outside.
     
  3. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been going out there and shooing them outside, they just keep coming back inside the hen house. [​IMG]
     

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