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How do I get my chickens to lay in hen house I am finding the eggs all over my yard. When I find the eggs they change laying area
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How old are your chickens?

How many are there? 

What are the breeds ?

Do any lay inside coop?

Do you have nesting boxes to make chickens feel comfortable laying there ?

All these  things can influence where your chickens want to lay.   Some things you can try is .... train them to be in the nesting boxes.   Place an egg and place your hen into box.   Sometimes they get the idea.   Some peeps suggest using golf balls or wooden eggs.   I just think it is very convenient to use a real egg handy right there. 

 

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First  lets welcome you here. :welcome

How old are your chickens?

How many are there? 

What are the breeds ?

Do any lay inside coop?

Do you have nesting boxes to make chickens feel comfortable laying there ?

All these  things can influence where your chickens want to lay.   Some things you can try is .... train them to be in the nesting boxes.   Place an egg and place your hen into box.   Sometimes they get the idea.   Some peeps suggest using golf balls or wooden eggs.   I just think it is very convenient to use a real egg handy right there. 

 

WISHING YOU BEST :thumbsup

Welcome.  All this and perhaps locking them up for a few days until they are laying in the correct place.  Only then are they let out.  Or you can let them out AFTER they are done laying for the day.

    Right now I have everyone locked in the coop and runs until the two little renegades decide they should sleep in the coop instead of sleeping high in the pine tree outside it.  Not a good idea when it rains or the snow flies.

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  I agree,  lock them in the coop for a few days   with food and water of course.  And put  a golf ball or two in the nest boxes to give them the idea.  If that doesn;t work  try letting them out later in the day.  If that fails, confine them to a covered run  so at least you don't have the search the neighborhood looking for  eggs.  

 

If they keep laying while free ranging,  all the egg loving predators will find the eggs long before you do.

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    Right now I have everyone locked in the coop and runs until the two little renegades decide they should sleep in the coop instead of sleeping high in the pine tree outside it.  Not a good idea when it rains or the snow flies.


Just out of curiosity,,  What breed are your 2 lil renegades???    I only had my golden seabrite  flying high into trees.    She settled and loved the coop  quickly.   My other flyers only cleared the fences. My Old English Gamehens are capable, but don't.

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First  lets welcome you here. welcome-byc.gif
How old are your chickens?
How many are there? 
What are the breeds ?
Do any lay inside coop?
Do you have nesting boxes to make chickens feel comfortable laying there ?
All these  things can influence where your chickens want to lay.   Some things you can try is .... train them to be in the nesting boxes.   Place an egg and place your hen into box.   Sometimes they get the idea.   Some peeps suggest using golf balls or wooden eggs.   I just think it is very convenient to use a real egg handy right there. 

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