chickens laying eggs every where

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by animallover2202, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 25 hens there free ranged, they have nesting boxes but they don't lay there eggs in them they wound rather lay there eggs in the coop on the ground or outside in the brush. today me my little sister and little brother had to go on an egg hunt we found 50 eggs any one know why they wont lay in there nesting boxes???


    P.S. i useally get 4-6 eggs in the coop a day
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They think its ok to feel free where ever they go. you need to lock them up for few days until they know where you want them!
     
  3. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok lets hope it work just so they dont lay in thorn bushes again
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you haven't already put some fake eggs in the nest boxes ti give them the idea of where to lay.
     
  5. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never heard of that before
     
  6. christin-2009

    christin-2009 New Egg

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    yes put fake eggs in there boxes or golfballs that is not new [​IMG]
     
  7. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i will do that
     
  8. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lock them up for a few days should really work.
     

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