1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

how to get hens to sit and lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TNBlacktails, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

    274
    3
    98
    Sep 15, 2012
    Union County Tennessee
    Hello all I ressently built a little nesting box for 2 of my bantam hens and they seem to go inside of it but they donty lay eggs in it they lay them outside on the ground . Anyone know why ?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    35,698
    6,730
    616
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Put some fake eggs or golf balls in there. Also make sure the boxes are fairly dark inside and offers the ladies some privacy. [​IMG]
     
  3. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

    274
    3
    98
    Sep 15, 2012
    Union County Tennessee
    thanks today i went to the flea market and saw some golf balls and got a couple .. and today a hen had made her a nest ther soo i think they just had too get used too it
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by