not laying in the coop....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by unix_micki, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, so i have 5 hens that decided that laying in the hay barn is way better than laying in the coop. so is there a way to make them lay in the coop?? I am thinking about blocking where they get in to the hay barn, but i am afraid they will just move their nest?? any ideas??
     
  2. daddy_roo

    daddy_roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens usually lay theier eggs in the morning hours if you have them confined to the coop for the night try letting them stay ing the coop untill later in the morning. After a week or so of this it should give them the idea that the coop nest box is a better place to lay.
     
  3. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok [​IMG] will give it a try
     

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