Chicken nesting

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by randysackmann, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. randysackmann

    randysackmann New Egg

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    Why won't my chickens sleep in the nest boxes only one likes to sleep In the box the other two sleep around the edges and on top of the boxes and don't lay eggs I think because of that. The only one that sleeps in the boxes lays eggs and I think that's why the other two are not laying eggs
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Egglaying is impacted by daylength - 14 hours minimum of daylight for maximum production. All of your hens will be laying soon - welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, mine suffer from the same thing. They lay, they dont,they lay,they dont. I have thought that maybe it is a vitamin D defficiency. Sorry I am not much help.
     
  4. rwdeets23

    rwdeets23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup once i put a light in the coop durning short day light . eggs were flowing, but i didnt know that the first year... so no eggs that winter...[​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I X2 the advice of sourland. Good luck and hope you're back to getting eggs soon!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you joined us! [​IMG] Chickens are less consistent in the winter.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

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