how to get hen to lay in her box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rol5t, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. rol5t

    rol5t New Egg

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    i have three hens who've been laying for about 3 weeks. #1 started laying in her box from day 1. #2 laid outside the box for about a week then changed her mind and lays in the same box as the other. #3 insists on laying outside the box. our coop is constructed for easy access to the boxes and it's difficult to reach in to where #3 is laying. any suggestions on how to get #3 to lay in the box?
     
  2. EggyChicken

    EggyChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 3, 2008
    England UK
    mine wont lay in thier nest boxes, i dont know why
     
  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone know if putting fake eggs in the nests help attract the hens to the nesting boxes?

    [​IMG] Watching and Waiting
    Jean
     
  4. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Fake eggs or golf balls - Either should help.

    Good luck!
     
  5. EggyChicken

    EggyChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    really? i'll have to give it ago
     

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