Not laying in nesting box

MountainChickenMama

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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?
 

Judy

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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.
 

montanasandy

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May 11, 2010
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Mine did that until I REMOVED the fake eggs from the nesting box.
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They have been laying there ever since!
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I also did throw in some fresh wood shavings in the boxes to make it feel "new and clean"
 
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MountainChickenMama

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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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