- Nov 1, 2014
We have 4 hens. One is an Orpington about 6 months old and the other three are Easter Egger Bantams about 3 months. They have a large area of yard where they free-range and a decent size coop with nesting boxes and a roost where they go at night. They keep sleeping in the boxes and not on the roost! We blocked the boxes but they just huddled on the floor. The Orpingtonshould be laying but hasn't yet. We even have the "fake eggs". What can we do to get them to use the roost and encourage egg laying?