cant be there to catch them all

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by floatingchicks, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. floatingchicks

    floatingchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    ive got 10 hens in my coop ,i think only 3 are old enough to lay,i have 3 nest boxes which get used ,but one off the hens is laying egg from the highest perch,they dont all break,some times i,am lucky,but today one broke and next thing i know it had been eatin,,any body having the same problem ??help needed ,,,thanks
     
  2. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did that when they first started laying and every once in a while I find one under the roosts. I think when they first started they were surprised when it happened and have since learned to use nest boxes.
     
  3. floatingchicks

    floatingchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks,iam not sure they know wot the nest boxes are for,they all come from a village out in the country side,were they just run around wild,,,let hope they learn soon ,,,thanks again
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. You might try putting some fake eggs in their nest boxes so the get the idea where they are suppose to lay. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  5. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golf balls make great fake eggs too.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Try putting lots of grass or hay beneath the roosts to soften the fall of the egg. Hopefully she will learn how to 'hold it'.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    X2! Good luck to you!
     
  8. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you find a way to fix your dilemma :)
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined.
     

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