I have eggs all over my yard!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wberry85, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. wberry85

    wberry85 Out Of The Brooder

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    One day I had accidentally blocked the entrance to the coop where they had normally been laying, so I guess they found new places to lay. Ever since that day they will not go back to the nesting boxes to lay, and they have chosen new spots in the woods or under my deck.

    Is there a way I can force them back to lay in the nesting boxes?
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    lock them in the coop for a couple of days and they should get back in the habit of laying in there nest boxes.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:[​IMG] works like a charm:)
     
  4. wberry85

    wberry85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok! I feel bad for them because it is in the 90's here, but I cant have them laying eggs all over the place!
     
  5. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Pick up all eggs in the yard as soon as you see them. Put eggs or fake eggs(must have weight, so if you use easter eggs fill them with sand)in the nesting boxes.
     
  6. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave up last year and just made them some dedicated "nests" in the yard, boards propped against the house with straw underneath and fridge crisper boxes full of straw hidden in the flowerbeds. At least then I was able to find them easily.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Leave them in the coop until noon. 80-90 percent will likely lay before noon. Let them out for the heat of the afternoon.
     
  8. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of mine lay before noon, I have to egg gather around 5 p.m. Spoiled brats.
     
  9. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave up last year and just made them some dedicated "nests" in the yard

    x2​
     
  10. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a hen that lays about 6p.m. [​IMG]
     

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