New pol chickens laying thier eggs on coop floor

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eastend, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. eastend

    eastend Hatching

    Oct 16, 2007
    Bradfield St George
    Hi, can any one help.

    we have just got 4 point of lay chouks, one of them is laying eggs but they are on the coop floor and not the nest box

    we have wood shavings on the floor and the nest box, should we put straw in the nest box? any other idea's
  2. earthnut

    earthnut Songster

    Sep 18, 2007
    Seattle, Cascadia
    I'm new to this, but I've read that putting a egg-like object, like a golf ball or something, in the nest will encourage them to lay there. Also, confining the hen to the nest box until she lays might teach her where to lay.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2007

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