Nest boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken person, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Chicken person

    Chicken person Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens have been laying for about 3 weeks and I changed the nesting boxes. Will this prevent the from laying?
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Changing the nest boxes won't stop them but they may take a few days to get used to them. We recently added some nest boxes to one of our coops and at first the girls weren't too keen on laying in them but now they almost fight over them even though we have several more nest boxes on the other end of the coop. We added 4 nest boxes and the other end has 8 nest boxes.
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I have changed my nest boxes around so many times. Never seems to phase my girls at all. They lay where ever they want! LOL
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Have you tried putting either fake eggs or golf balls in the nest boxes?

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  5. Chicken person

    Chicken person Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I tried the golf balls and it worked they laid in it the next day. Thanks :D
     

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