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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bobthebunny, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. bobthebunny

    bobthebunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 hens 2 are laying one I know is but cant find the eggs. I've searched high and low. I would keep her in the coop all day but she makes me feel so guilty I cant. I have 8 nice and dark and cozy boxes. I replaced the hay In them, nothing. I gave her privacy and put all the other hens outside, nothing. Make sure they have a lot of nice clean water a lot of layer food, nothing. She is a road island red.
    Thanks
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you tried putting golf balls in the nest boxes?
     
  3. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what i have done before. except i didn't use real golf balls. they sell plastic ones in the golf section that are way cheaper then real ones. so thats what i used.
     
  4. bobthebunny

    bobthebunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use fake ceramic eggs. Some of them get it some don't.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You can't micro manage when a hen lays....but you can kind of macro manage where they lay.

    If you're free ranging, you will have to, from time to time, re-home them to the coop and nests....and you do that by keeping them cooped up for a few days to a few weeks..all day and night, or at least until mid afternoons.

    Don't feel guilty, be the alpha chicken...sure, they'll not be pleased to be cooped up when used to having free run, but they'll get over it if you will.
     
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