Not laying in nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brittany6515, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen who has been laying benind the dresser we have in the coop..(we use it as their nesting boxes) she has been laying her egss behind it so yesterday morning we blocked it off so she wouldnt lay back tjere anymore. She was very confused and not sure what to do.. she did not lay yesterday or today yet.. should i remove the board and let her lay back there?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Depends if it bothers you that she's laying there. As you see you caused a bit of stress by blocking it. She should resume laying in a few days either way.
     
  3. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok.. I'd rather her not laying there
    . It's very hard to get the eggs from there and the other Hen wanted to start laying back there too
     
  4. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make sure she can see other hens eggs, it helps for them to see other chickens eggs.
     
  5. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    She's the only one laying right now
     
  6. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    She just laid an egg! All is good!
     
  7. Egg - Static

    Egg - Static Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my hens just started to lay one of the first eggs I got was in my run, evidently she had no idea where to put that first little egg. The next egg she laied was in my nest box so I assume she figured it out.
     
  8. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help! She figured it out!
     

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