Stopped Laying in nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stephjorg, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. stephjorg

    stephjorg Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas why all 6 chickens would quit laying their eggs in their nesting boxes? They are all leaving them in a pile in the corner on the floor of their chicken coop, so I have to use a shovel to get the eggs out:( can I retrain them with the golf ball technique??? Help:D
     
  2. bwalden

    bwalden Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I have heard of people using golf balls for that. I always used ceramic or wooden eggs. I got mine on ebay pretty cheap.
     
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Have you checked them for mites? Sometimes if you have an infestation they start laying all over as they don't like getting bitten while they are in the nestboxes.
     
  4. stephjorg

    stephjorg Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll have to check for mites,thanks I didn't even think of that!
     

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