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laying eggs outside of coop

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my hens they were laying thier eggs in the coop everyday but the last week they have decided they want to lay outside in the bushes under a tree-is there any way to get them to use the coop agian?Please Help if you can I really want them laying in the coop.Thank you

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First, I would check out the nesting boxes and make sure there are no snakes in them. I read a story about this happening to someone else and it was because there was a chicken snake in the nesting box. If all seems fine there, I would then keep your girls locked in their coop for a couple of days so they are forced to lay in there. Good luck!

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Ditto what she said. What time are you letting them out?

My girls don't go out until they are finished, 10:30-11:00 ish. 

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