Not laying in coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by feathersgalore, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls have stopped laying in the coop. These aren't new chickens and most are 2 years old. Recently they started laying all over the barn (loft, behind rabbit cages, in the goat pen). Nothing else has changed with their schedules or in the coop. I don't like to hunt for eggs everyday but don't want to keep them penned up either. Any suggestions?
     
  2. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This happened to me ONCE Lisa. I immediately got some fake eggs and put one in each nest box.I also kept the girls in there fer two days before turnin 'em loose again. I have never had a problem since.
    Jim
     
  3. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'll give it a try. Better a couple days in the pen instead of hunting eggs forever. Thanks.
     
  4. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're welcome Lisa, good luck.
     

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