Does any one know why my chickens would be emptying all the straw from their coops. Even after it had all been cleaned and new straw added.
I have 3 different coops on the largest 2 story living coop they have emptied out the bottom and a bit of the top, the 2 smaller ones they empty out the laying area a bot odd but then they are chickens perhaps it is the change form winter to summer down here in NZ. I will put less in to see what happens. Thanks for the help every one, this just shows this is a great place to be with my birds.If its just a square box with the front open they may not do it intentionally, when they enter a new nest with clean bedding they spend quite a while scratching and spinning around forming a "nest" if it's just open the hay, straw, shavings... Go out the open side, and your eggs will too. Put at least a 2" "lip" across the front at bottom of box, it keeps bedding and eggs in.
And take some pics and post along with things like this, I'm just guessing here.. But a photo or 2 would really help !!