Chickens wont lay in nest boxes.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken03, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens rarely lay in their nest boxes. They are 5 gallon buckets screwed down and filled with hay. A couple will lay in it but most of them just lay in the corner. Is this ok or should a get diffrent boxes?
     
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get some fake eggs and leave them in the nesting boxes. That might entice them to lay where they belong.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I would try some fake eggs or golf balls. I use golf balls. My girls think they're eggs.
     
  4. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks i will give that a try.
     

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