Hey, i gotta question...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Buff Oreo, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Buff Oreo

    Buff Oreo Out Of The Brooder

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    so... my chickens laid in my nesting box ONCE. total!!! only one chicken laid in it! i think its too high, but its too cold to move it right now until april, and im sick of eggs that have poo on them. Help!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you tried using dummy eggs?
     
  3. Buff Oreo

    Buff Oreo Out Of The Brooder

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    yes. [​IMG]
     
  4. jack bache

    jack bache Out Of The Brooder

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    hay bro what do you have in the nesting box? how high is it? what chook have you got in there? and chooks like to lay in closed in ares (Most chooks that is) oh and whats the temp?

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Too cold to move it?

    You could try a straw-filled milk crate or box on the floor in a corner
     
  6. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that my birds preferred lower boxes close to the ground. Their favorite place to lay was a plastic milk crate full of hay, sitting on the ground. They also really liked an old cat box that I filled with hay and put on the floor of the coop. Something like that might keep your eggs a little cleaner.
     
  7. Buff Oreo

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    i think the problem is the height. it is about a yard off the ground, which i KNOW is too high. but it is cold [20 degrees F today] and i cant move it without getting frostbite. any way else to encourage them?
     
  8. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who do you think is gonna get frost bite? you or them?
     
  9. Buff Oreo

    Buff Oreo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the help, but i just want to leave it there! i mean, they laid there once, why cant they do it again? [​IMG]
     
  10. Buff Oreo

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    Quote:ME!!! [​IMG]
     

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