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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JaceAgain, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Songster

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    I need a little help, my chickens just started laying this week, and they lay in this little spot under the roosts against the wall. I have 1 silkie so thats why the hay ramp and 3wide roost. If thats not there she huddles sadly under the nesting box by herself.
    Any ideas on rearranging? Or a reason they wouldnt want to use the boxes?


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  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler Premium Member

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    Some hens take some time figuring out where they are supposed to lay. Some may feel the corner is more secure. When you get one that chooses a place that is hard to get to try putting a box there that you can pull out to gather the misplaced eggs. Works for me.
     
  3. pfields

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    I found an egg today in the middle of the backyard on the grass.
     
  4. JaceAgain

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    Lol! Ive been checking their daytime haunts, nothing yet though :D
     

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