Won't use the nesting box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by raisinemright, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. raisinemright

    raisinemright Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2013
    Is there a way to get a hen to stop laying in an odd spot, and start laying in the nesting box? I have a hen that lays behind a round hay bail and the wall. I could probably board it so she can't get to it. But would she lay with the rest of the hens then, or find a new spot?
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    Try putting a wooden egg in the nest box. It will show them where they should lay their eggs. I did that to train my girls when they were first laying. And def block the area where she is laying, and any new area you think she will lay

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