So, they don't play follow the leader very well ! ! EGG on GROUND

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by math ace, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I collect 10 eggs a day. The last hen to start laying is insisting that she lay her egg on the ground. The other 9 hens all lay in one of the four laying boxes.

    I have 2 EE hens and one of these girls insists on laying her egg on the ground.

    WHAT DO I DO to get her to use the boxes like everyone else ? ? ? ?
     
  2. hddm3

    hddm3 Out Of The Brooder

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    when you see her starting to lay around pick her up and put her in the box. if she gets back out right away, i will block the entrance so she has to lay in the box. Once they do it once, she will usually be broke. Thats what i do and have very good luck with it.[​IMG] hope that helps.
     
  3. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Yesterday - - - I found two eggs on the ground. One of the hens who has always laid in the boxes laid on the ground.
    Today - - - no eggs on the ground. Everybody laid in the boxes.

    We were wondering if the EXTREME heat of over 90 each day was causing them to lay on the ground. You know how they dig in the dirt to get cooler - - - - [​IMG]
     

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