Getting the hens to lay in the nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by laconia-chickens, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. laconia-chickens

    laconia-chickens New Egg

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    I have 12 hens. The 2 that are a year old will lay in the nest boxes. Their 10 new sisters seem to lay anywhere in the henhouse except the nesting box. I have even gone out and purchased relistic looking clay eggs and put 2 in each box so they would get the idea. Most days they don't. How do I convince them to lay in the boxes?
     
  2. dscheck

    dscheck Out Of The Brooder

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    How many boxes do you have for them? Maybe they need to lay and there is no box available for them...?
     
  3. laconia-chickens

    laconia-chickens New Egg

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    I have 4 boxes; everything I have read has made me to believe 1 box = 4 chickens.
     

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