Laying eggs outside and not in nest in coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ltstm, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. ltstm

    ltstm Hatching

    Jan 6, 2011
    I have 10 hens that I let free range during the day and I close them up in the coop/run at night for safety. They started laying in November. One of them keeps laying her eggs outside the coop on the ground in a fence row. I thought that if I didn't let them out of the run for a few days that maybe that would be enough to get her to lay in the nest with the others. She will lay in the coop nest but as soon as I let them out all day, then she goes right back to the wooded fence area to start laying again. How can I break her of laying outside the coop like that? Thanks for your help & advice.
  2. swimmer

    swimmer Songster

    Aug 17, 2010
    Try keeping her in the coop longer. I might take a few weeks. And welcome to BYC!!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011

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