Finding The Nest Box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Inmanfarm, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Inmanfarm

    Inmanfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] DOES ANYONE HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR ME HOW TO GET MY HENS TO LAY IN THE NESTING BOXES. I HAVE PINE SHAVINGS IN THE BOXES AND STRAW IN MY CHICKEN RUN, ONE IS USING THE BOX BUT ONE OF THE OTHERS KEEP USING THE RUN. HELP!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting ceramic eggs or golf balls in the nest. Make sure the hen sees the fake "eggs" in the nest. Leave them in there 24-7. Eventually, she'll make the connection.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    try putting a little straw on the pine shavings?

    The fake eggs will help, golf balls, or what I use is just roundish river rock. They spy something in the nest and think "Oh, someone else thinks this is a good spot, I'll lay here too."
     
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  4. Inmanfarm

    Inmanfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank-you For The Help, I Made Some Wooden Eggs And Set Them In The Nesting Boxes. Wish Us Luck.
     

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