Chickens laying on roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jrhoda, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. jrhoda

    jrhoda New Egg

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    About every other evening I am having some chickens laying on the roost. I suspect my speckled sussex. They are 5 1/2 months old and might not know any better. My Welsummers and Golden Comets are laying in the nest box so I am hoping this will stop and they should learn from example. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    you are on the right track. If you collect the eggs every day then put a fake egg or golf ball in the place(s) you would like her to lay. She is young and it might take a little while. Are your nest boxes bare? My hens like hay to lay on. I put hay on the coop floor and my newbies tend to start there and may their own nest at first.
     

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