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ted docherty

Girls laying egg on floor.

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Hi we have silkies 8 months old and are now starting to get eggs, unfortunately They lay on run floor, how do you get them to lay in nest box please,

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It's a case of making the nest box more attractive, with softer material and privacy. Having said that our six Cou-Nu have moss and curtains but one is still laying on the paper covered floor. Basically they should instinctively look for a safe place to incubate their eggs, particularly Silkies which I think are very prone to going broody. Perhaps they will get the idea soon Ted?

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Thanks for your reply, I have moss /soft clippings in the nest.

I am thinking the run is too comfortable with 4 to 5 inches of straw and acting like a good place to lay?

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