Hen not laying in the nesting boxes because of my rooster .

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1country, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. 1country

    1country Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rooster telling my hen were to lay her eggs and its not in the nesting boxes . She's laying them on the ground and i'm affriad that the other chickens will start pecking the eggs and when they start that they won't stop . What can i do about that ?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    I wonder if you remove the rooster for a few days, would she lay in the boxes again?

    Are they a very heavy breed? Maybe you need a nest box lower down?
     

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