hen not laying eggs in nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pet pal, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. pet pal

    pet pal Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first eggs !!whahoo!! How can I get them to lay them in there nesting boxes? I already had fake eggs in there a week pryer.Is there any suggestions? I am a first timer seeing the first eggs where so awsome!! I have 3 black aursralorps,and 3 reds I think 2 different reds layed the eggs.
     
  2. pet pal

    pet pal Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone going to help me out here??
     
  3. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff Orps have been laying for two weeks ( not all of them but a few ) and in the beginning none of them were using the nesting boxes, I left a couple of eggs in one box hoping they would catch on. A couple of days ago I found one egg in the box with the two I left, now they seem to be catching on. Yesterday I hade 5 in one box and only 4 on the coop floor, I would say give them a little more time and see if they can get it on their own.

    Buffs Only
     
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree with Buffs only, just give it some time and they'll figure it out.
     
  5. pet pal

    pet pal Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you I will let them figure it out on there own
     

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