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Laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TCB Farms, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. TCB Farms

    TCB Farms Just Hatched

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    Good morning,
    Lisa and Marie have been laying eggs in a flower pot underneath my sons window
    and as you know they get laud and wakes my son up on the weekends and holidays
    Glady's and Priscilla use the coop.
    My son asked me to move the flower pot away from the window.
    Will this mess up my girls or will they be fine?
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they should be fine, they just need to find a new place to lay
     
  3. TCB Farms

    TCB Farms Just Hatched

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    Ok thank you.
     
  4. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    You're welcome
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If you move the pot not too far, they may keep using it...
    ....or it may shake them up(tick them off), chickens don't like change,
    and they'll find a whole new place to lay that you may or may not find.

    Might want to train them to use the coop nests.

    Free range birds sometimes need to be 'trained'(or re-trained) to lay in the coop nests, especially new layers. Leaving them locked in the coop for 3-4 days (or longer) can help 'home' them to lay in the coop nests. Fake eggs/golf balls in the nests can help 'show' them were to lay. They can be confined to coop 24/7 for a few days to a week, or confine them at least until mid to late afternoon. You help them create a new habit and they will usually stick with it. ..at least for a good while, then repeat as necessary.
     
  6. TCB Farms

    TCB Farms Just Hatched

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    thank you for your detailed reply. Sounds correct. I would hate to lock them in their bedroom because they love to roam but might have to give "touch love"

    Thank you again
     

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