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my new to egg laying girls are laying where ever they want? have 3 nesting boxes over the past week finally started getting eggs in 1 box 2 then 3 this a.m. found 3 under where they roost! of course all 3 were broken! how do I get them to lay anywhere else but off the roost or on the wire floor under where they are roosting???

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It is not unusual for hens that are new to laying to take a little time to figure things out.  Sometimes they will be "surprised" by an egg while roosting at night.  Keep a few wooden eggs or golf balls in the nest boxes to encourage them, and they will likely sort it out on their own.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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