My chickens don't get it....Help!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by max13077, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I went in the coop to feed and water this morning and there are two more eggs on the floor. I built them a nice set of nesting boxes a few weeks ago. Granted this is just the 2nd and 3rd eggs ever, but how do I get them to lay in the boxes and not on the floor? They actually let these two go off the roost. That was a nice mess....[​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Do you have fake eggs in the nest boxes?? Or Gold Balls? I used the plastic easter eggs, with a little gravel in teach the pullets where I want them to lay. It doesnt take long...they will get it soon.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Put golf balls or fake eggs in the nest.

    Hens don't naturally run up and look for a nest box to lay in. You must TEACH them where you want them to lay. They can't read your mind.

    ... Although those evil silkies do try.

  4. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    See, I learn something(sometimes a lot of somethingÂ’s) every day on this site. Thank God for BYC!!!! And thanks to all the folks who make it possible! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008

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