nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ricks Chicks, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I made a nest box out of an old corn crate 16"x12" no top ,layered in hay and pine chips. attached it to the wall put in 3 ping pong balls. My girl looked but did not touch. This is a good thing , right?
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Hmm... I don't know. I'm pretty knew myself. How old is she though? Are you just trying to get her ready still?

    I just put a nesting box with no top in my coop for a 7 month old who won't lay. My dad is bringing me some golf balls tonight to get her interested in the box.

    I did put her in the box this afternoon (as a storm is coming in) and she stayed there for a good hour.
     
  3. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 5 hens and they should be laying in late september. this is just to get them to know what it is for
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Oh... it sounds like it is just time then!
     

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