Using Real Eggs in Nesting Boxes

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mark the eggIf your chickens are not laying their eggs in the nesting box you can give this trick a try. Take a few of their eggs, mark them with an "x", and place them in the nesting box. Give your chickens a week or two, to see if they will get the hint.


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Be sure that you have extra bedding in the nesting box too. They like to be comfy when laying their eggs.

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May 22, 20170 found this helpful

When I was a young girl at home we had lots of laying chickens. The person who gathered the eggs each day knew to leave the one nesting egg and not get it. I could always tell which one it was. It looked dirtier and older than the fresh eggs. We left it there so the hen would know where to lay her egg.

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