Chicken laying on coop floor

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by loracarroll, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. loracarroll

    loracarroll In the Brooder

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    How do I get the chickens to lay their eggs in the nesting boxes? Only one out of our five Ameraucanas has started to lay, and she’s making a nest on the coop floor...
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Can you post pictures of your setup?
    It a nutshell, chickens want a safe, dim, secure, cozy spot that is easy to access to lay their eggs. If your nest boxes are lacking in these features, they may choose a location they feel is more appropriate.
     
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  3. loracarroll

    loracarroll In the Brooder

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    Thank you. When opening the door to the coop, the nesting boxes are right there on the left - we leave the coop door open all day. She is laying in a corner where it is more secluded. Maybe I can make some nesting boxes in that area for her. Or build a privacy wall...which would be best, as our current nesting boxes have a an outdoor lid you can lift, to access the eggs...
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Put some fake eggs in those nests....and a bucket in the corner where she's laying.
    It can take up to a month or so for them to get things straightened out.
     
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