nest boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ga_goat, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Lowndes County Ga
    I spared no expense building very nice nest goxes in gangs of 3 each , put 6 nests in front pen and 3 each in the 4 back pens , They have been there a year and still new ( unused) , . The hens just go to the corners of the henhouse and lay on the ground . So I moved the nests to the corners and thay laid beside them .
  2. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    If you want your chickens to start laying in your nesting boxes you should put wooden eggs or easter eggs filled with sand(to give them weight) in the nesting boxes that you are trying to get them to lay in. You can find wooden eggs at walmart or target. And also remember, hens like to lay in corners where they feel secure. I hope this helps!

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