New pol chickens laying thier eggs on coop flor

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eastend, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. eastend

    eastend New Egg

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    Oct 16, 2007
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    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. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i had one that layed on the floor for about a week .then went to laying in the nest.i would put straw in the nest . will be a little softer for them
     
  3. eastend

    eastend New Egg

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    :)Thanks for the reply, I will get some straw
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Our experience was the same. A pullet laid on the floor for about four days, then we put three golf balls in the nestbox (which has pine shavings in it). One day we found the pullet sitting in the box, but no eggs resulted. The day after, we found an egg in the box.

    Give them golf balls and time. (My DH says it's because they are Title-ist golf balls - the best.)
     
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    My 2 Australorps lay their eggs in the pine shavings every day, they are never broken and are protected by the thickness of the shavings.
     

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