My chickens don't like there nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicklover16, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    My chickens aren't actually laying yet but they should start in a couple of weeks, my problem is, THEY HATE THERE NEST BOXES! I put my chickens in the nest boxes just to get them used to them and they went CRAZY, they absolutely hate being in there. what can I do? I want them to lay there eggs in there because I DON'T want to have to hunt up all dozen eggs every morning. please help.
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put some fake eggs in them they will figure it out when they get ready to lay.
     
  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. farmergirl96

    farmergirl96 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think the dislike of nesting boxes would make your chickens not lay. I doubt they see any correlation between the two.
    When they start to lay they may not lay in their nesting boxes. Some of mine lay in the run, on the floor, or in the feeder. It is more of a pain to collect them from that many places, so you should take 7L farm's advice. [​IMG]
    Good luck!
    --Hydrangea T.
     

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