good news/bad news

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by myfarm4579, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally after a year of waiting my wyandotte has finally started laying:) bad news she is not laying in the next boxes were the other are. Should I not let them free range for a while so she hopefully will learn to lay in boxes? Thanks all in advance:):) fyi she is laying just outside coop under camper.
     
  2. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my layers decided that the wood pile was a nice play to lay. They got locked in the coop for about 3 days. Fixed the issue.
     
  3. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will locked them in for a few days and see what happens. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually keep my pullets confined to the coop and run for the first month of laying so they get used to using the nest boxes. Otherwise, they could hide eggs anywhere!
     
  5. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shut them in the coop today and got 5/5eggs. I will do the same tomorrow and hope for the same. Thanks all:)
     

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