how to encourage chickens to lay n the proper nesting box

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by suntanoz, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. suntanoz

    suntanoz New Egg

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    hello

    have noticed my newly acured chicks lay in their house instead of in the laying boxes
    :D what should I do or can I do to get them ( only 1 ) ATM. to the right place?
    rgds
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! You could put some eggs in the nest box and leave them there so they are more encouraged to lay in the nest box. Seeing other eggs on there really can make them follow suite to lay in there.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard. I agree with Y/Coop. Having said that, if where they lay is clean and its easy for you to collect eggs, its just as easy to let them get on with it. I tend to adopt that approach, rather than getting frustrated when my chickens don't do what I want them to do [​IMG].

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. If you could post a photo of your set-up coop and nesting boxes, maybe we can see a reason why she doesn't use the box.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined us! I'm in agreement with the above comments so I'll just say best wishes! :yiipchick
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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