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Encouraging Chicken Nesting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by honda_DT, May 14, 2011.

  1. honda_DT

    honda_DT Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens have been in the coop for about 10 days now and they still aren't using the nest boxes, but instead they are plopping the eggs out right in the middle of the coop floor. I have been picking the chickens up and lifting them into the boxes and they seem to like it but once they hop down they never go back up. How else can i encourage them to go up there?
     
  2. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put fake eggs in there. golf balls work. Chickens like to lay where other chickens lay.
     
  3. honda_DT

    honda_DT Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ill try that and tell you how it goes
     
  4. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
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    Ceramic eggs, and those plastic Easter eggs work as well.
     
  5. honda_DT

    honda_DT Out Of The Brooder

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    The golf balls worked great thanks!
     

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