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laying eggs in the dirt not in the coupe

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carol0710, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. carol0710

    carol0710 Out Of The Brooder

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    What should I do? I have one chicken that lays her egg in the coupe two others just started laying and they are laying on the ground..how do I get them to lay in the coupe...Do I lock them in there for a couple of days??? The coupe is really big and I only have 6 chickens.....and info would be greatly appreciated.
    Carol
     
  2. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any dummy eggs (i used some golfballs) in the nesting boxes?
    mine did the same thing, till i put the dummy eggs in there.
     
  3. carol0710

    carol0710 Out Of The Brooder

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    I wil do that thank you!!!!
     
  4. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have used the free golfballs we find, courtesy of the golf course next to us, lol. Despite the nature of the round, white, golfballs; ours lay their large brown ones right next to them. [​IMG]
     

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