use nesting box

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

  1. kritter keeper

    kritter keeper In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2007
    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 Songster

    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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