14 layers in nests...3 not

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by K-Chick, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. K-Chick

    K-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    NW In
    I just got 17 that have just started laying. When I put them in the coop, I lifted them up and put them in the nest with a fake egg in it so they would get the idea of where to lay the eggs. So 14 of the birds are getting the idea and 3 others are laying on the floor. Any ideas of how to help them? Theres no way of telling which 3 aren't getting the idea. Should I just keep lifting them to the nest and maybe I'll get those 3 sooner or later? What do you think?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'd try using a bucket nest box on the floor first. Do a search on here, you'll see one.

    If all three boxes are being used and the others get the urge, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go, er lay.

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