The answer to this question is, “it depends”.
Chickens usually sleep on roosts, not their nesting boxes. Yet, chickens will sleep in the highest place they can get to. So if the nesting boxes are higher than the roosts, then the chickens might choose the nests to sleep in.
This is a problem!
When they roost at night, chickens poop a lot!
Chickens will usually only poop in their nesting boxes when they’re sleeping in them at night. And it gets really dirty in there, very quickly!
This is really not great for the chickens’ health. And who wants dirt and pooped covered eggs? Yuck!
In this post, I’m going to tell you a little more about why chickens sometimes sleep in their nest boxes, and what to do about it.
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