use nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kritter keeper, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. kritter keeper

    kritter keeper Out Of The Brooder

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    ok we got the egg thing going BUT how do i get them to use the nesting box for egg laying not just as a potty box am finding eggs in wood pile or in flower beds [​IMG]
     
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    The only way I know of would be to lock them in the coop for a week and put golf balls or fake eggs in the nests where you want them to lay. Then once they're laying in the boxes begin to let them out again. I have a flock of 20 whose coop is next to the woods. About once a month I have to leave them locked up for a few days to remind them to lay in the nests and not in the woods. [​IMG] It works for me.
     

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