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Hen in nesting box but not laying...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wings, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Songster

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    I have checked through the BYC site, but I can't find anything on this question.

    My hens are six months old, and they are consistently laying. Often, we are finding them in the nesting boxes, apparently laying. But, when I come back and they have left the box, there are sometimes no eggs! Is this a bad habit? Will this discourage them from laying in the boxes? What should I do?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    I would leave them be. Mine hop in and out of the boxes all day and I have never had any problems.
     

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