How do I get them to lay in the boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jimz1, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Afew of our chickens still aren't laying in the nest boxes. We've tried the fake eggs, golf balls ect... but we are still finding eggs on the floor and behind the door of the coop. I tried physically putting them in but they won't let me get close enough to pick them up. I could try putting another box behind the door, but I don't think that would help. I guess I should be glad they don't lay outside the coop. Any more suggestions?
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    put big rocks were they lay to discourage them from laying there
     
  3. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golf balls in the boxes. I swear.
     
  4. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I do that I'll have a rock floor in the coop!
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I use wooden egg bought at Micheals or AC Moore. These can be washed and will need to be on occasion. Rocks might result in a broken egg, wouldn't it? I keep one in each box. You do need to show them the box or might need to. They like a dark and secluded place.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried everything.....keeping them in the coop late, rubber eggs, picking them up and plonking them in the egg boxes.....and still they choose the hedge.

    If anyone has a definitive solution.......PLEASE let me know.
     

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