Grounded eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lmooresmith, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. lmooresmith

    lmooresmith Hatching

    Jul 7, 2013
    Our 6 reds have been laying for 4-5 weeks but 2-3 hens continue to lay on the ground instead of the roost. The coop is pretty big.any suggestions for training them to lay where there's easier access to gather?!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    When you say "the roost", do you mean the nests? I don't think you want them laying in the roost. If you have a cozy nest box with straw that should be a inviting to a hen. Some folks use golf balls or other fake eggs to entice a hen of where she is supposed to lay. Good luck to you~

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