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sleeping in nestbox
« on: March 12, 2012, 10:31 »
how do i keep my hens from sleeping in the nesting boxes instead of on
the perches. they are POL 20 around weeks old , would this be a problem in future
when they do start laying

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Re: sleeping in nestbox
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 10:50 »
Mine decided to do that so I blocked off the nestbox in the evening and unblocked it early in the morning.  They got the message after a few days.  Could you do something like that?
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Re: sleeping in nestbox
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 14:51 »
Mine decided to do that so I blocked off the nestbox in the evening and unblocked it early in the morning.  They got the message after a few days.  Could you do something like that?
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good idea . will give it a try and report back if it works.


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Re: sleeping in nestbox
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 20:08 »
Hi all, i think my lot have also taken to sleeping in the nest boxes as they were full of poops again this morning we are going through this bedding at quite a rate! compost bin will be full soon if this carries on!  ::)

I checked them when i got in from work and they were all perched as they should be so left them for now but might check again in a bit and move them back onto perches if they have gone back in the nest boxes, they are now 22 weeks old, no eggs and obviously getting far too comfy! :lol: so sweet though ah  :D

hope you and your chooks are all well

Claire :D



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