Moving fake eggs out of nest boxes??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eric in NC, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Eric in NC

    Eric in NC In the Brooder

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    Ok - new layers (born first week of March). They have a nice row of nest boxes with a dividing wall in front of them (to make it darker and more private) for them.

    They go behind the wall and lay - but not into the boxes (I can collect eggs from the outside if they are in the boxes, but not where they are laying).

    So I bought fake eggs and put them in the boxes - the hens move the fake eggs OUT of the boxes to where they have been laying!!

    Any ideas?
     

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