They are finally laying, but not in nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Olive, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Olive

    Olive In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2007
    Cedar Rapids, Ia
    One of my BO has finally started to lay. I got my first egg Sunday morning. It was on the ground in the coop. I added more straw to their nesting boxes and took out the golf balls. Today I got another egg, under the nesting box. And another one this afternoon in a corner in the coop. I took out the straw in their nesting boxes and put in shavings. I also put in plastic easter eggs, one in each box. I even put a crate infront of the nesting boxes, just in case we have them to high. They are only 12" off the ground. If anybody has any other ideas please let me know. Wish me luck. By the way, my eggs are beautiful and yummy.
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Leave the golfballs in the nest until they understand that the nest box is for the eggs too.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I agree with Spotted...their not going to know if you keep changing things on them....and I still have a hen thats 2 years old that sometimes lays her egg under the roosts in the mornings...she never did catch on nest boxes are 3 foot off the floor....
  4. Lagracie88

    Lagracie88 In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2007
    Good Idea with the golf balls. My Rock, Dolley, squeezes underneath the roost to lay. That kind of defeated the lift up roof I have to reach into the nest to gather eggs! That is mama's girl![​IMG]

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