Anyone else having trouble with hens laying elsewhere?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheTwoRoos, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Currently spring has brought egg laying and my own of my Cochin bantams has it set that she is going to make a nest and lay under the roof (I live in an earth contact aka underground house pretty much),and she won’t stop going there!We have been back and fourth putting her in the nest box giving her eggs,maybe will just have to shut her in there till she lays!She seems to maybe be laying and gathering eggs to hatch?Maybe letting her collection add up.This will be her second spring laying she is somewhere between a year and half and two,lost age,but regardless she is young and went broody once before.Ugh,stay tuned and will see who wins this war.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    You are going to have to block the area or she generally won't give up.
     
  3. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    Cochin bantams love to go broody.
     
  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I have been struggling the last month! I just want to say I share your pain. Yesterday there were rogue eggs and of course all the ones not in the nest box lately have been broken! I made them a new additional nest box and modified several times and they hate it and refuse to use it! :barnie
     
  5. Arla

    Arla Chirping

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    Broody chickens are so annoying. Blocking off may be good.
     
  6. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    I have an Easter Egger looking for dark corners. Laid behind the waterer yesterday. I'm going to really darken one nest box and see if that helps.
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I built all the banties an entire new cage,so no more free ranging for hen unfourtently
     
  8. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    So I raked out all leaves and even locked her up in the Hen house,she just sat around calling,never laid not an egg,guess we both lose then.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    She will adjust after a few days.
     
  10. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Had to plans to separate them anyways.Here is their new pen. 8F4B83A6-389B-467F-BFD3-12EF593448EA.jpeg now really new but they live d in as chicks. 9F57AAC5-A284-4318-BC40-080D49BD4FDF.jpeg their also able to breed peacefully without Zeus my New Hampshire coming in bombing,maybe I’ll even let them have babies
     

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