Laying on ground, not nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tnmommy, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. tnmommy

    tnmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    Loretto, TN
    I think we just had a second hen begin laying, because on hen consistently laid in the nest box after placing a golf ball there. Now, we just found an egg on the ground. Should I leave the next egg in the nesting box to give hen #2 a visual cue? Or should I get a second nest box? We only have 3 hens.
  2. fosterson

    fosterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    You only need about one nesting box for every 7-10 hens so you're good. It takes the 'newbies' a little bit to catch up to where they're supposed to be laying. I'd put the golf ball back :)

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