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how to stop my chickens from laying eggs in the wrong nest

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i have ducks that are laying on the eggs and have started hatching ducklings my chickens keep laying their eggs in the nests where my ducks are laying and we haven't gotten any eggs for weeks as they are all in the duck nests. how can i get my chickens to lay there eggs in a new nest so that the eggs won't get mixed up as the ducks are incubating both duck eggs and chicken eggs.

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If they're in the same building, you can't. What you can do is mark all the eggs being incubated and remove volunteers regularly.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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