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

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

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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.

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  4. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    See, I learn something(sometimes a lot of something¬ís) 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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