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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lynda Riley, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Lynda Riley

    Lynda Riley New Egg

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    How do I get my chickens to lay in hen house I am finding the eggs all over my yard. When I find the eggs they change laying area
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First lets welcome you here. [​IMG]
    How old are your chickens?
    How many are there?
    What are the breeds ?
    Do any lay inside coop?
    Do you have nesting boxes to make chickens feel comfortable laying there ?
    All these things can influence where your chickens want to lay. Some things you can try is .... train them to be in the nesting boxes. Place an egg and place your hen into box. Sometimes they get the idea. Some peeps suggest using golf balls or wooden eggs. I just think it is very convenient to use a real egg handy right there.

    WISHING YOU BEST [​IMG]
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. All this and perhaps locking them up for a few days until they are laying in the correct place. Only then are they let out. Or you can let them out AFTER they are done laying for the day.
    Right now I have everyone locked in the coop and runs until the two little renegades decide they should sleep in the coop instead of sleeping high in the pine tree outside it. Not a good idea when it rains or the snow flies.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree, lock them in the coop for a few days with food and water of course. And put a golf ball or two in the nest boxes to give them the idea. If that doesn;t work try letting them out later in the day. If that fails, confine them to a covered run so at least you don't have the search the neighborhood looking for eggs.

    If they keep laying while free ranging, all the egg loving predators will find the eggs long before you do.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    x2 on Drumstick diva's comments. I hope these things work for you.

    Thanks for joining us, let us know how this turns out for you!
     
  9. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Just out of curiosity,, What breed are your 2 lil renegades??? I only had my golden seabrite flying high into trees. She settled and loved the coop quickly. My other flyers only cleared the fences. My Old English Gamehens are capable, but don't.
     
  10. Lynda Riley

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