please HELP...nest box issue

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueheaven, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so...i have 2 pullets laying in the nest boxes and 2 others laying on the second floor of the coop. it is hard to reach and i never know when they go up there.

    i have put burlap over the boxes for more privacy. also i took away all the shaving from the second floor where they were laying and i had cracked eggs!!! they will not get it.

    what can i do???
     
  2. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try putting a golf ball in the nest box or you can add another nest box. I tried both but I still find eggs in the yard, run, middle of the floor. lol [​IMG]
     
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    You can try and block that area off for a few days, put some fake eggs or golfballs in the other nestbox(es) and add a nestbox if yo think hat you have is not enough....[​IMG]
     
  4. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh i have had golf balls and fake eggs in the boxes. i have 1 small box that 2 lay in and one larger box that no one uses. so, i put a divider in the bigger box hoping someone would use it...nope - no one!!!
     

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