Roosting in laying boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lorettachick, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Lorettachick

    Lorettachick Out Of The Brooder

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    We added 4 new hens to our flock last weekend and they are roosting in the laying boxes! I clean them out and put fresh straw in them each morning but they stratch it out and now my girls aren't laying in them. Any suggestions???
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure your roost bar is higher than the nest boxes. Worst case scenario, block them off at night so they can sleep in them. A few golf balls/fake eggs should encourage them to lay where you want them to.
    Nikki
     

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