My 2 oldest chickens continue to lay their eggs in my coop. All my other 30+ chickens will not lay their eggs in the coop unless they get locked in their until they lay. I am so sick of having to lock my chickens up everyday until evening! Help please!
Chickens wont lay in coop!
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Make sure that the hens can get to the nest boxes easily. They shouldn't be too far off of the ground. Maybe a foot or two. If they are too high, then you may need to add a roost in front of the nest box so the hen can get to it easily. Make sure the hen can easily see into the nest box. If they can't see into the nest box, they may not choose to jump into them. Something is going on in your coop that is causing the hens to choose to lay their eggs elsewhere.