Not laying in nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bryceeast, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Bryceeast

    Bryceeast Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls wont lay in there nest box ive but fake eggs in there they just lay in the coop so i put the same bedding as the coop still no eggs in nests just in coop
     
  2. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    describe the nest boxes please
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    What kind of fake eggs? are they the same color as your girls lay. My girls are all brown egg layers so I use wooden eggs that are unpainted. I would keep showing them the nest boxes with the fake eggs. i keep the fake eggs in there 24/7. Could you post a pic of your nest boxes?
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they young?
     
  5. Bryceeast

    Bryceeast Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 5 gallon nest boxes the girls are preaty old they have 3 to 9 more seasons left abd idk how to post pictures
     
  6. cottage19

    cottage19 Out Of The Brooder

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    If they are young it may take them a while to get the hang of it. Our girls are about 9 months old now and we still have one who lays on top of the nest boxes at least twice a week. That's a big improvement from what we went through went they began laying: eggs dropped from the roost and smashed on the poop board, eggs all over the coop, eggs in the run and the all time winner - a egg in the water bowl (honest!). Comment about fake "eggs" - our girls never did get into those golf balls and totally avoided the nests that had gold balls in them so we gave up on that trick. Good luck!

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