Getting eggs in the actual nest box..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lindseythefork, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got an egg! Two eggs, actually. I found them today in a make-shift nest on the side of the house, so no clue how long they've been there or who laid them exactly.

    I have two nest boxes in the coop with a fake egg in each to give them a clue, but apparently they didn't get the hint. Are they going to eventually lay in the nest boxes or is there something I can do to coax them into laying in there?

    I covered up the impromptu nest with a board to keep them from continuing to lay in that spot.


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  2. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About all I've found to do is keep them locked in the coop & pen with the nesting box. She will probably just find another spot she thinks looks good and make another nest. With my free rangers they have their favorite spots and I just don't disturb it except for taking the eggs everyday and I just know where to check. They can be real creative in where they lay. I have one hen that lays in a 5 gal bucket half full of wheat everyday like clockwork! [​IMG]
     
  3. louloubean

    louloubean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, leave'm inside a little longer. they'll figure it out eventually.

    silly birds.
     

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