Not laying in nest

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

  1. Bryceeast

    Bryceeast Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2010
    Chicken Run
    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

    Dec 18, 2010
    Mt. washington Ky
    describe the nest boxes please
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    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

    Jul 15, 2010
    Are they young?
  5. Bryceeast

    Bryceeast Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2010
    Chicken Run
    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

    Jul 20, 2010
    Eastern PA
    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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