help won't use nester

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hunterblu123, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    SW Ohio
    I have 2 hens that just started laying, they are the first 2 in this group to start. The insist on laying under the roost and not in the nest box I have golf balls (2) in the nest box.
  2. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have found that when they first start they will lay everywhere and anywhere. I too had a fake egg in the boxes but mine were laying two feet in the air, off their perch! [​IMG] Then they were laying in the run and on the floor of the coop. They eventually found the nests and realized what they were for [​IMG]

    It took around a week of them wondering what was going on and now they are good girls! [​IMG]
  3. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    They will eventuakky figure out what to do in the boxes.............

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