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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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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