My hens were sleeping in the nesting boxes and every night I’d pull them out and put them on the roosts. Until I realized the mistake I was making – the roosts were way too low, lower than the nesting boxes.
As a result, I’ve ripped out two of the unused nesting boxes and put in a new roost made out of 2x2s and it’s made a huge difference. The hens aren’t sleeping in the nesting boxes and are up on the roost. As a result, the remaining nesting box is cleaner, which means cleaner eggs..
This was something I clearly should have thought of earlier….