laying eggs but now pecking the wire on coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrst08, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. mrst08

    mrst08 New Egg

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    I have 2 speckled sussexs and 1 buff orp... one of them has just started laying just a few days ago... 2 eggs so far. I'm exactly sure which one but pretty sure it is the larger and noisier of the sussex's..... She seems to be a lil different all of a sudden... she keeps pacing back and forth in the coop run and pecking at the wire sides. Why??? And how do I train them to lay in the nesting boxes??? HELP!
     
  2. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try placing fake eggs in the nest boxes to give them a clue to lay in the boxes.

    My hens do a pace routine along fence for awhile when they are ready to drop an egg and another is in the spot they want to lay the egg in. I have had problem to getting them go into nests at all, they drop them in corners of run. They are a year old now and ignore nesting boxes. I tried the fake porcelain/clay/ wood eggs and they kicked them out and played with them by kicking, pecking them all over the place. When new coop is done I hope I have better luck.
     
  3. mrst08

    mrst08 New Egg

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    okay thanks.... I just want to make sure they are all happy and wasn't sure if that was a sign she wasn't ?? thanks again... will try the fake eggs and see if that helps
     

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