Java not a box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mcurry47, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. mcurry47

    mcurry47 In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2010
    I have a 19 week Java that has laid her first two eggs, both on the roosting stick. They fell to their doom. How do I get her to move into the nesting box?

  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Quote:New layers often do that. It's as if they're not aware of what is going on with the first several eggs. If you haven't put a fake egg or a golf ball in your nesting boxes yet, you might try that. If you free-range your chickens and are concerned that she will lay her eggs in the yard, etc., you could keep her confined to the coop and run for a week or so until she gets the idea that the nest box is the place to make her deposits.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I had a few hens who preferred to lay eggs in a box located near the roost. I think they liked the height.

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