New egg layersn

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sondownchick, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. sondownchick

    sondownchick In the Brooder

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    All 6 of my hens are brand new to laying! Only one is laying so far, but she won’t lay her egg in the nesting boxes! What can I do? I already have a fake egg in each nest!
     
  2. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    Photos of nest boxes would help, in case there's improvements that can be made to them.

    Have you seen any evidence of the chickens checking out the boxes or signs they've been in and out of them?
     
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  3. sondownchick

    sondownchick In the Brooder

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    I could tell they must have been checking them out, lots of scratching in front of them and bumped the ramp up to one of them. Also I have removed the curtains I had put on them in case that was a problem. And now I’m sure another hen is laying and she is laying in the same place the first one is
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Again, pictures are worth a thousand words. Please post some pictures of your setup, your nest boxes and where they are currently laying.
     
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