EE wont lay in nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MackChick, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. MackChick

    MackChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 girls and this one JUST finally started laying! She has obviously watched all the other girls lay in the nest boxes but she keeps laying on the floor. I've tried leaving eggs in the nest boxes to give her the hint, and tried covering up the spot where she lays. Suggestions please![​IMG]

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  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's beautiful! If she has just started, she's probably still wondering what the heck is happening. Once all of her instincts kick in she'll probably will want to get to a dimmer spot to lay and will start to use the box. One of my hens started on the floor, then she laid few on top of the boxes, and then she finally hit the bulls eye and started laying in the nest box. So I'd just give it a bit more time.[​IMG]
     
  3. MackChick

    MackChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha you wouldn't believe it... probably an hour after I posted this I went out to see the girls and she laid in the nest box!!!! What a smart girl :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013

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