laying eggs outside of coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Anabel, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Anabel

    Anabel Hatching

    Apr 30, 2012
    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
  2. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Songster

    Feb 23, 2012
    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!
  3. En Plein Air Farms

    En Plein Air Farms Songster

    Feb 14, 2010
    Kalama SW Washington
    Ditto what she said. What time are you letting them out?
    My girls don't go out until they are finished, 10:30-11:00 ish.

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