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under the coop not in the box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pkforever, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. pkforever

    pkforever Songster

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    So my chicken has laid 3 eggs in 3 days. These are her first eggs. But she lays them under the coop. The one today was in a corner where it had looked like she had tried to build a nest. But she won't use the nest box. I have nesting material in the boxes and a fake egg. So what else can I do?
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED 8 Years

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    What do your nesting boxes look like? Are they quiet, dark, off to the side? Can you add a little piece of material to cover most of the open front?
    Also give her some time, mine first started laying under the feeder, in a few days she found a nest box she liked.
     
  3. pkforever

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    the nest boxes are 12 in cube. Filled with hay and paper sheddings.
     
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    Can anyone help? She still is laying under the coop.
     
  5. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED 8 Years

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    Give her some time, it's only been a few days. Mine laid under the feeder for probably 4-5 days before deciding that the next boxes I made weren't going to kill her.
    Can you make something that looks like this? Nice and private. Mine's standing room only sometimes while the other "fancy" boxes/baskets are ignored.
     

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