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buckets or boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mahen8622, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    i jsut bought 4 hens ( one died in an attack r.i.p.) but the man that had them had buckets turned on their sides for them to lay in but i have boxes i think my new hens are confused that i dont have buckets one finally layed and egg in the corner floor part of my coop but no nest box action, should i get a bucket to make them feel better or what? [​IMG]
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    put a few fake eggs or golf balls in the boxes, they will figure it out
  3. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    i have a little bit of everything... most of my "nests" right now are old barrel horse feeders,, and i have a few boxes too...
    yes .. use the golf balls.. usually does wonders

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