laying eggs outside of coop

Anabel

Hatching
7 Years
Apr 30, 2012
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Hi, I'm having a problem with my hens they were laying thier eggs in the coop everyday but the last week they have decided they want to lay outside in the bushes under a tree-is there any way to get them to use the coop agian?Please Help if you can I really want them laying in the coop.Thank you
 

Cotton42

Songster
7 Years
Feb 23, 2012
558
49
128
St. Louis, Missouri
First, I would check out the nesting boxes and make sure there are no snakes in them. I read a story about this happening to someone else and it was because there was a chicken snake in the nesting box. If all seems fine there, I would then keep your girls locked in their coop for a couple of days so they are forced to lay in there. Good luck!
 

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