- Apr 16, 2016
I recently found my first small egg on the ground outside the coop this morning. I'm wondering how I can "train" my chickens to lay in the boxes, but not sleep in them. I have plenty available roosting bars around the whole coop, but they hardly use them. They all love to snuggle together in them instead. They are free range chickens; I let them out in the morning, and they come in at night. Overall, can anyone give me advice on how to get my chickens to sleep on the nesting bars instead of the nesting boxes ? Also, how can I get my free range chickens to lay in the nesting boxes?