Hidden Nest Question

BeulahBreezes

Songster
7 Years
Mar 31, 2012
348
21
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Western NY
I am having an issue here with my chickens who started laying in August. NO eggs lately!
Atleast alot fewer eggs which I attributed to the lack of sunlight and colder, shorter days.......
My RIR was acting all 'funny' under the front porch......I sat and watched her for awhile, it looked like she was building a nest. She was way in to ther front, in a corner, very secluded, but I was able to see between the floorboards ......~2 EGGS!!! Now she's out eating and free ranging......I guess for a few days there will be no free ranging until her eggs a laid in the nest box! Does anyone have any other ideas on how to stop a chicken from laying the eggs anywhere but in the nest box?? ~Beulah

ps...I rescued the eggs with the swimming pool wand and a spoon duct taped to the end....
 

aoxa

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
19,042
1,208
421
Shediac Cape NB, Canada
My Coop
My Coop
I am having an issue here with my chickens who started laying in August.  NO eggs lately!
Atleast alot fewer eggs which I attributed to the lack of sunlight and colder, shorter days.......
My RIR was acting all 'funny' under the front porch......I sat and watched her for awhile, it looked like she was building a nest.  She was way in to ther front, in a corner, very secluded, but I was able to see between the floorboards ......~2 EGGS!!!  Now she's out eating and free ranging......I guess for a few days there will be no free ranging until her eggs a laid in the nest box!   Does anyone have any other ideas on how to stop a chicken from laying the eggs anywhere but in the nest box??  ~Beulah

ps...I rescued the eggs with the swimming pool wand and a spoon duct taped to the end....

LOL

Just collect the eggs every day that way ;)
 

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