Problem with an egg layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by t_williams8, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. t_williams8

    t_williams8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 7, 2008
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    We have 4 chickens, about 9 months old. All 4 are laying eggs. One of the chickens will not lay its eggs in the nest. none of the eggs are ever laid outside but rather in the coop on the chicken wire. They are all broken when i go out to get them in the morning. The eggs havent been eaten, rather they are just cracked.

    Why wont this chicken lay its eggs in the nest and what should I do?

    Ty
     
  2. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put plastic easter eggs in my nesting boxes and just today i got my first egg in the right place. [​IMG]
     
  3. t_williams8

    t_williams8 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have them too. They are actually working great. All 3 other chickens are laying in the nest and no problems...i just have 1 chicken that cant get it right.

    What should i do

    Ty
     
  4. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Don't know what to tell you.

    We have a piece of carpet in our laying box. Could you put a piece of carpet where the pullet has been laying?

    Good luck,
    Sarah
     

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