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We've had 6 hens who have already been laying eggs for a while but several of our Easter Eggers just began laying, but when they lay they are not laying in the nesting boxes. Is there a way we can teach them to lay there instead of wherever they feel like?
 

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We've had 6 hens who have already been laying eggs for a while but several of our Easter Eggers just began laying, but when they lay they are not laying in the nesting boxes. Is there a way we can teach them to lay there instead of wherever they feel like?
Remove other likely nesting spots they are using, shut them into the nest box area for a week until they grow accustomed to laying there. EEs tend to be at the lowest end of the pecking order, so some will not wait for their turn at nest boxes and will just go elsewhere.
 
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