laying egg under nest box.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fishen4fun, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Fishen4fun

    Fishen4fun Out Of The Brooder

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    She is laying her eggs under the nest box and its close to the hatch to the run. What to do?
    They only use three of the 8 nest boxes. Three to four eggs in them boxes and none in the others.
    I have 1 roo and 10 hens (golden comets)
     
  2. SilverM0on

    SilverM0on Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try to put golf balls or fake eggs in the other box [​IMG]
     
  3. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my chickens do things in places that I don't want them to do it, I try to block access to that area where they are trying to do the bad deed. Maybe you could store a big empty box on the floor under that nest box so she can not choose that spot which for some reason she may think is a safe spot?
     
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
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    thats why I have all my nest boxes side by side on the floor of coop . I put 2 golfballs in each nesting box . I also use HAY in the nest box and floor of coop is pine shavings . Nothing over , and nothing underneath . Roosting area is across the coop from nesting area .
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008
  5. Fishen4fun

    Fishen4fun Out Of The Brooder

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    Well she quit laying under the nest boxes. I just mes up the area under there.
    one of them is trying to make a nest under there again. I messed it up.
    I got 8 eggs yesterday ( high number) It is normaly around 6 or 7.
     

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