Not laying in nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MountainChickenMama, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Songster

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    My chicken just started to lay eggs last Monday, and has layed a total of 7 eggs...the last 2 she laid inside the roost area, and not in nesting box....I have fake eggs in the nesting box, why would she stop laying in the box?
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    Hopefully because she's still learning. Maybe she got in a hurry and couldn't get to the nest. Possibly a predator or some mites/lice in the nest; you didn't give much info.
     
  3. montanasandy

    montanasandy Chirping

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    Mine did that until I REMOVED the fake eggs from the nesting box. [​IMG] They have been laying there ever since! [​IMG]
    I also did throw in some fresh wood shavings in the boxes to make it feel "new and clean"
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010
  4. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Songster

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    I will take the "fake" eggs out tonight and see what happens tomorrow...Thanks...I don't think we have a lice/mite issue.....Thanks for advice! We just changed the wood shavings on Sunday, so I think that part is ok...
     

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