laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emit, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. emit

    emit Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2009
    Charleston WV
    I know this has been addressed over an over but how do you get a hen to lay in the nest box? this is only her 2nd egg first off of the roost then today right in the middle of the chicken coop. I had another one that started laying off of the roost but only once never again went into the nest box form their on. I have waited for 27 weeks for these marans to start to lay an now this. I think that the other chickens played soccer with the egg cause it was all dirty like it had been rolled around.ell any help will do thanks [​IMG]
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Have you put a wooden egg in the nest yet? It usually encourages them to lay in the right place.
  3. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2009
    south dartmouth ma
    I have been picking the eggs that are on the floor up and placing them in the boxes
    and leaving them in there for a while so they can see them.
    Maybe they will figure it out.
  4. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    Sometimes it takes them a little bit to figure it out. Put a fake egg (or anything somewhat egg-shaped) in the nest and give them some cushioning with straw or other type of bedding to make it cozy and keep it clean and dry, they'll get the idea (I hope). [​IMG]

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