Silly Hen!

3KillerBs

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I am laughing because my new layer Cordon has decided to make herself a nest right next to the actual nestbox despite the golf balls right there in the picture beside her chosen spot.

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All three eggs have been in that exact spot.

What makes it even funnier is that among my in-town flock I had a Delaware who liked that corner too.

I know that my nest boxes are fine because, though they were repaired, they are the same boxes that the previous flock laid in -- with plenty of room for the big Dark Brahma hens (who went broody in them).

I'm hoping that if I keep obliterating the floor nest and that if another pullet starts up in the box she'll get the idea.
 

azygous

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Hard boil an egg and sacrifice it. Or pick up a fake egg next time you visit the feed store. Or take the egg in before it gets dark and the temps fall.

It's awesome to have so many options.
 

3KillerBs

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The golf balls worked for the entire previous flock and they work for hundreds of backyard chicken keepers worldwide.

She's a young pullet. She'll learn where the eggs are supposed to go.

It's funny that she's making a nest right beside the actual nest, not a major crisis in need of drastic solutions. :)
 

Ladies-Eight

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The golf balls worked for the entire previous flock and they work for hundreds of backyard chicken keepers worldwide.

She's a young pullet. She'll learn where the eggs are supposed to go.

It's funny that she's making a nest right beside the actual nest, not a major crisis in need of drastic solutions. :)

I have a hen that will sometimes lay her egg on the poop board.
 

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