Egg laying under roosting pole, how do I move her to nest box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AshleyBickle, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. AshleyBickle

    AshleyBickle Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen who just started laying yesterday. We were caught off guard and had their nesting boxes blocked off until they were at laying age, which we thought was a few weeks out. Well we were wrong and she is now laying eggs under the roosting poles. We u'n blocked the nesting boxes and made nice little nests for them. How do we get her to move, any suggestions?
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have fake eggs in the nesting boxes? They like to lay where eggs are - so that's how I kept mine from laying in the same kind of area you are dealing with. One cochin still refuses to lay in a nesting box. I'm working on her :p
     
  3. AshleyBickle

    AshleyBickle Out Of The Brooder

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    I put golf balls in the nesting boxes hope it has the same affect. Guess we will see tomorrow. Crossing my fingers she gets the idea!
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Good luck!
     
  5. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ping pong balls worked for me. i feel that they loo more like real eggs, no dimples...
     

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