Need some extra suggestions to get pullets in a nesting box.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenmanjim7, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Chickenmanjim7

    Chickenmanjim7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I have 6 year old hens currently molting so they aren't laying that often. This year I have 4 pullets that are like machines each day. For the life of me I can not get them to lay in the nest boxes. They always pick one corner of the coop. I even moved a box to that corner and laid next to it. The barred rock will even charge me if I am in the coop while she is on her nest lol. Any suggestions? i have tried the fake egg etc. and they just don't have any interest.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Some of my flock did the same when I put deep litter in the coop. Its no inconvenience to me, so i leave them to it. Sorry, that does not help answer your question, I'm just offering another way to approach the issue.

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  3. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a step up into your nest boxes? I took the fake eggs/golf balls out too, this first pic is the first day.
    Mine wouldn't step over the 4" lip to jump in when they were starting out for ANYTHING.
    I had to build them steps, yes, steps, to get them to enter the nesting box- so I made a little staircase out of 2x2's.

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