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How to get chickens to use laying boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by K8Scott, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. K8Scott

    K8Scott Hatching

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    Hello

    We have 3-4 month old chickens that have started laying eggs. We have found a few in random places in the coop and yard. So we placed them in the nesting boxes. At night-early morning we have the girls locked in the coop with the boxes. Does anyone have any other suggestions to get them to lay in the boxes in the future?

    Thank you!
     

  2. PurpleChicken1

    PurpleChicken1 In the Brooder

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    You could try and put golf balls or nest eggs in the boxes. This might show them where to lay their eggs.
     
  3. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Songster

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    You can pick up wooden eggs at a craft store or online (e.g. Amazon).
     

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