second egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jtr, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just got my second egg this one wasn't in the box though what do i do
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had several not in the boxes, you can put some golf balls in there it will encourage them to use the boxes...
    or don't let them out of the coop for a couple hours, see if they lay inside the boxes.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011
  3. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    It happens from time to time until they get used to laying in the boxes. If you haven't already, make the boxes dark and safe feeling for them and soft and comfy with shavings or straw.

    They'll get the hang if it soon enough.
     
  4. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my first egg was in the box it had alot of straw in it but me younger birds kicked it all out and i have had golf balls in the boxes for like 2 months
     

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