Post by stephenkristie on Aug 31, 2011 13:01:37 GMT 8
Hi guys, i have a problen with a hen scratching all the wood shaving out of the laying boxes. I dont know wich one it is but everytime i put new new shavings in there out in half hour. I tried at night but same thing? What can i do?? thanks
Hi stephenkristie they will do it all the time I use straw and they still do it so you can put a strip of wood along the bottom of the box that will stop anything coming out hope this helps you it only needs to be 25 mill or so wide Trev
Post by stephenkristie on Aug 31, 2011 15:51:02 GMT 8
hahaha nice. Lucky for this hen we just got her shes a barnie about 14months old. I sat today and watched after putting fresh bedding i. I already have a lip of about 50mm so stop it but she is so full on she does it till its empty? any other ideas? Would a round entry help instead of a square one? Thanks guys
I think you'll have to try various material until you find the one that she likes. It must be something she doesn't like. My rooster was doing it everytime a hen goes near the box, preparing the box for her. Thank god he was the only one doing it.
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