laying eggs in the dusting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mieastman, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. mieastman

    mieastman Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 2 Cochins, that recently started laying. One of the hens uses a nesting box and the other the dusting bath box. We have fake eggs in both boxes. Is there a way to help Polly use the nesting box?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Put up a little sign that says, "LAY HERE ==>" [​IMG]

    She'll get it eventually. Mine go through phases, sometimes they are just too lazy to hop up into the boxes.
     
  3. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the dusting box covered? Mine isn't (and the nest boxes are), and so far no one is laying in there. Just a thought.
     
  4. forstadt

    forstadt Out Of The Brooder

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    The obvious first step would be to remove the fake egg from the dusting box. ??
     
  5. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:I think she means she has 2 nesting boxes.

    I hope I was thinking correctly.
     

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