- May 22, 2015
I have 8 young chicks that are not ready to lay. Most of them seem to find their way into the coop at night. However the two silkies are always lost and I have to go find them. Are they just not smart? The other problem is that we adopted 4 layers from family and they can't seem to decide where to lay their eggs. Sometimes they are in the goat shed. Sometimes they are under the roosting bar. Sometimes they are way under the coop where I can't reach. I have fresh straw in all the nesting boxes and I even added some sacrificial eggs to give them a hint. I have also picked up every layer and put her in the boxes so they know they are there. Advice?