Not Laying In the Nesting Box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sushicat2000, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. sushicat2000

    sushicat2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2012
    My 6 month old silkie is laying, but more often than not, her eggs are found in the corner of our run outside rather than in the nesting box. Is it ok that she is doing this? How can I get her to lay in the box? Thanks!
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Put 2-3 of her eggs in the nest box and show her. Make it look tempting by shaping the nest to look cozy. I know that sounds crazy, but when I make over a nest in a certain box, my girls will leave their nest to go to the nest I made over - maybe because roosters will often do that??? Leave those 2-3 eggs in her box and show her several days straight...

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