Won't lay eggs in the nest box

Eggcessive

Addict
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Apr 3, 2011
60,178
52,217
1,322
southern Ohio
We have 32 hens that are 20 weeks old, and 3-4 of them have been laying tiny eggs for a week now. I have 9 next boxes in their coop with golf balls, and now some of their real boiled eggs, but they want to lay in a corner on the floor or out in their run. Today, there was a line for the spot in the corner. Any suggestions?
 
Last edited:

so lucky

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 31, 2011
1,249
2,852
372
SE Missouri
Put a nest box in the corner. It could be that the nest boxes you provided are too "non-private" or too small for their preference. Who knows what a chicken wants.lol. You might try hanging a burlap curtain in front of the nest boxes, or doing something to make them more private.
 

Eggcessive

Addict
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Apr 3, 2011
60,178
52,217
1,322
southern Ohio
I did try putting a cat litter box with pine shavings in that corner for a day and a half, but they wouldn't use it. The real eggs I believe are making them more curious about the boxes. I just took the covers off them a couple of weeks ago.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom