How to get pullets to lay!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BAYAREABIRDER, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. BAYAREABIRDER

    BAYAREABIRDER Songster

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    Hey all,


    My pullets are a day or two away from laying!!! They have bins full of hay that they have been making nests in. The only catch is that I leave mey 8 foot tall, 3 foot wide people door open for them to get in. Their chicken door is 5 feet high with a ladder attached. Should I just leave my door open until they all start laying, or close it now, so they can go in through their door to lay.
     
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    ide do the door and mine are doing the nesting thing too YAY WERE GONNA BE EGG PARENTS SOON lol im just EGGcited
     
  3. BAYAREABIRDER

    BAYAREABIRDER Songster

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    Me TOOO!!!! So, just leave my door open till they all start to lay???
     
  4. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    well ide leave it open if its easier access to the area but do they have like nesting boxes to lay in? or is it just an area of hay they wanna lay on
     
  5. BAYAREABIRDER

    BAYAREABIRDER Songster

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    No, they have boxes with stone eggs, golf balls, and hay!!!! They have been hopping into them, and building nests, but no EGGS!
     
  6. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    ya im waiting for the same thing lol how old are they and what kinds you got
     
  7. BAYAREABIRDER

    BAYAREABIRDER Songster

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    I got rirs, bsls, ees, and a slw roo! They are about 18 or 19 weeks old.
     
  8. It will be very soon. I'd leave both doors open until they start laying regularly...then leave just the chicken door open.

    Once they start tending to the nest...it's not long! [​IMG]
     
  9. BAYAREABIRDER

    BAYAREABIRDER Songster

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    Okay!!!
     
  10. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    thats what i got down below and they are 22 weeks saturday
     

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