Girls are laying eggs everywhere!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Luvmybob, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Luvmybob

    Luvmybob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since my BO is broody and I have her in the nest boxes by herself the rest of the girls are laying where ever they want ( I think my broody wouldn't allow anyone in the coop )...I just found a nest under my deck with 4 eggs in it....Now I'm going to have to retrain them to lay in the nest box again!! UGH*

    chickens!
     
  2. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know if your birds are free range or not, but could you put a couple boxes of some kind out in the run so they can at least have a place of their own? just an idea. i'm concerned about ours becoming broody as well because we don't have any way to move them etc like i've read..... i'm hoping if we get the eggs everyday (we had our 1st yesterday!!!!!) then it will slow that process......?
     
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  3. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you tell me when your birds started to lay?
     
  4. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are laying on the coop floor for the same reason, my broody hen is taking up the nest box that they all like to lay in. I have also found 4 eggs in a nest in the corner of our barn which is separate from the coop. I put a box with shavings in it on the floor of the coop near their favorite nest box and a few of them used it today.
     
  5. Luvmybob

    Luvmybob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes they were right around 20 weeks old...They are free range but I would normally lock them in the coop at night but I locked my mama in there alone while she hatches so she wouldn't be disturbed so really it's my fault...I've locked them up in a different cage starting last night and when I let them out they were running to their egg spot like an egg was about to flop out at any moment. That's when I found the eggs.

    Quote:Great advice---I'll have to try that thank you!
     
  6. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh so funny [​IMG]
     

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