new chickens laying in the woods

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luluspunky, May 29, 2017.

  1. luluspunky

    luluspunky In the Brooder

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    We purchased 4 new hens and everything was going great, till I noticed two of the stopped laying, or I thought. They had been laying in the lower part of the coop and by the time I discovered them, there were 15 eggs. I destroyed them, now I don't know where they are laying, I presume in the woods. Any ideas?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    Don't let them free-range for a week or so to get use to laying in the nest----supply good soft nest with maybe a fake egg in each, after this week do not let them free-range until about mid day with hopes they will lay earlier.
     
  3. luluspunky

    luluspunky In the Brooder

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    Thank you I will try that, they won't like it much
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    LOL, neither did my Kids when they did not get their way, But we gotta raise them right and when they do not do what they are suppose to do(lay in the nesting boxes) we have to train them---LOL. Good Luck
     

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