SOMEBODY won't use the nesting box!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Satie, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Satie

    Satie Hatching

    May 6, 2013
    Some of my 6 chickens started laying eggs this week! Exciting! I have 4 gold stars, 1 plymouth barred and 1 easter egger. This a.m. was the 2nd time I found eggs inside the door of the tractor coop. Of course they were cracked and pecked at. The shells on these were thin but the insides were beautiful and my dogs enjoyed them! I put some crushed oyster shell free choice by their feeder.
    I have gotten 2 eggs from the nesting area. I am wondering if I should make a next box where the other eggs were found? I put golf balls in the nests.
    I really didn't expect eggs this soon! I got my girls as chicks May 3rd!
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    Congrats on the eggs! Putting golf balls in the nest box should help "show" them where you want them to lay. Also make sure the nest box is semi-dark inside.

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