egg placement problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yellowchick, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. yellowchick

    yellowchick Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2008
    C, Arkansas
    If I let the chickens out all day to free range, I get no eggs in the nesting boxes. They like to be in the woods if they are out and rome around about 1 square acre so I haven't been able to find where they may be laying eggs. If they are in the coop all day (no the coop) I have eggs in the nest boxes. Why will they not come back to the nest to lay an egg?
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    That coop can't possibly compare to the woods! Maybe a sort of chicken tractor in the woods that just has nest boxes in it would tempt them.

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