Wont lay in nestbox

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gbartha, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. gbartha

    gbartha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2016

    My chicken laid her 2nd egg ever today and not in her lovely nest box... but in the coop instead. She did this yesterday too. They have fake eggs in the nest boxes and I just put more shaving in there to make it softer (along with the straw). Any other ideas?

  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2016
    I should get a chicken coop security cam too[​IMG].

    New layers will lay wherever they want for a few days then they will usually lay in the nesting box.
  3. Your Nest Boxes are low to the ground......All the same bedding used in the nests and bedding......Fake eggs are hype...I have never used one........

    Chickens prefer nest boxes off the ground and ones that are a bit dark...I have a curtain on my nest boxes........mine are hung a foot or more off the ground....


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