Chickens Laying Eggs On Floor

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rsweet, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. rsweet

    rsweet Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are starting too lay their eggs on the floor of the coop, this behavior just started the bad been using the nesting boxes. Is this normal? Any thing I should do?

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I would make sure your nest are appealing and look safe. Photos of them can help to see if there's a problem. Make sure they are darkened and other are some ceramic eggs in some of them. Change the bedding often too as mites can build up in them, I will dust my boxes with lice powder every few months.
     

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