Hen not laying in nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gail2568, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. gail2568

    gail2568 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a red sexlink hen that will not lay in her nesting box. My DH made them the correct size and they are fluffy with bedding I put in shavings and yes I even have golf balls one each in there nesting box's. All she wants to do is go under the gas meter and lay her eggs where there is ground cover and a divit in the ground. What can I do to get her to lay in her nesting box? [​IMG]
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens tend to have a preferred spot to lay their eggs. It sounds like your hen has already found her preferred spot - under the gas meter. You'll need to retrain her. Keep her locked up in the coop and run area for a week or so. Make it so that she can't get to the gas meter, and she'll have no choice but find a new place to lay. Hopefully that new place will be in the nest box.

    Good luck!
     
  3. gail2568

    gail2568 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thanks for the advice Laura that makes perfect sense. I do appreciate your help

    Thanks
    Gail
     
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome! [​IMG]
     

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