After a number of arguments over favorite nesting boxes including pecking, screeching and broken eggs we decided it was time to give the ladies another small section of nesting boxes on the floor. We closed the upper ones because they kept jumping out of them smacking themselves on the poop desk across the way. They think they can fly…….well, they can, but lets just say they really can’t judge a distance!
Like with everything new, the ladies were scared of the boxes at first but eventually started to use them. Some dried herbs were tossed in to make them a little more attractive. Now they can be lazy and just walk into a box rather than jump up to find one!
Ultimately we plan to rebuild the nesting boxes with something removable and easily washed. They will also be lifted so they aren’t actually sitting on the ground. But that’s for another day. If you hadn’t noticed we are always working on some sort of project for the ladies. As I always say…..a nice coop makes happy chickens and happy chickens make a lot of great eggs!
Watch the ladies checking out the new digs on their YouTube Channel: