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

    Aug 31, 2008
    Humboldt County, CA
    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.

  2. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Georgetown, Minnesota
    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

    Mar 19, 2009
    OC, NY
    yeah, leave'm inside a little longer. they'll figure it out eventually.

    silly birds.

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