How to get chickens to lay eggs in the nest boxs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Huntered, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Huntered

    Huntered In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2013
    Berks Co,Pa
    Had my first 2 eggs this weekend but both were layed in the floor.You could tell the chickens were in the boxes. So how do I get them to start using the nest box ?

  2. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Songster

    Oct 12, 2013
    north Jersey
    you could try putting an egg in the nest box so that they see another egg there and then know it's a safe place for laying eggs
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I found wooden eggs and put them in it. I put 2 eggs in 6 different boxes. If you have any plastic one's from Easter you could use them to.

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