Chickens laying eggs on the poop board

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FlyingFChick, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. FlyingFChick

    FlyingFChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to chickens this year. I have 12 girls and 2 of them (ISAs) are laying. They jump up and lay their eggs on the poop board even though they have 4 lovely nesting boxes right below them! (The top of the nesting boxes is their poop board). We have tried golf balls, putting their eggs in it and I have moved them to the boxes when I see them on top. ANY SUGGESTIONS? I just think it's a little gross...
     
  2. FlyingFChick

    FlyingFChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to know that since these 2 are laying on the poop board, will they all do it if I can't change their behavior????
     
  3. toto65

    toto65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the same kind of problem, I have nest box for my pullets and they choose to lay across the room on a wide windowsill that they also use to roost on. Once in a while one will find the nest but not usually. [​IMG]
     
  4. FlyingFChick

    FlyingFChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so you are saying there is no hope! lol [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  5. rcking

    rcking Out Of The Brooder

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    i might try modifying the poop board in some way to make it angled so the can't perch on it, see if that would encourage them to use the boxes.
     

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