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help i have troubled chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimfischer, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. kimfischer

    kimfischer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i'm having trouble getting my chickens to lay in their nest boxes any ideas i really need some help![​IMG]




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  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you post a picture of your nest boxes? If we can see them we might be able to spot something causing their dislike.
     
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  3. kimfischer

    kimfischer Out Of The Brooder

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    not tonight i might be able to do it sometime in the morning or whenever i come back on
     
  4. Chickensaurous

    Chickensaurous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put Plastic eggs in there to show them were to lay
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] or you can use golf balls
     
  6. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been laying?
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Where are they laying now? Floor of the coop or outside. If they have previously used the nest boxes it may be that it is too hot in the coop. Don't know your climate but on hot days mine seek out shady bushes.
     
  8. kimfischer

    kimfischer Out Of The Brooder

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    I already tried that but thanks
     
  9. kimfischer

    kimfischer Out Of The Brooder

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    they lay outside and this next week it's going to be pretty hot in Iowa. i don't no way they lay outside
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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