naughty chickens....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by applesnchicks, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. applesnchicks

    applesnchicks New Egg

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    My chickens are refusing to use their laying boxes for laying their eggs. They started off great in August, never had problems with this. Thought they had slowed down due to the seasons and found at least twenty eggs in our window sills. So, I boarded them up. Then, I found some behind my planters on the front porch. Locked them in their coop for a couple of days until after noon so they would "get it". They are back to their antics and I am on an egg hunt.....[​IMG] Anybody got any suggestions?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Chicken_Lover

    Chicken_Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have golf balls in the nests? I trained mine with golf balls, but ended up just leaving them in there. Every once in a while I will find an egg on the coop floor, but I think this happens after bedtime.
     
  3. Koopin

    Koopin Wish Granted

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  4. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    move your boxes. I think they should be against an eastern wall, and up off the ground. Maybe?
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    golf balls did the trick for my gals.
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    the eastern wall thingy works! i use that. it helped with our first layers.
     
  7. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
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    I vote for the golf balls, if that doesn't work then maybe move the boxes.
     
  8. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the word "naughty," lol, don't know why!
     

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