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Laying outside coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FlagChick, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. FlagChick

    FlagChick Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my ladies, who I think just started laying, found a spot she likes in my yard (in an area I try to keep the chickens out of) to make a little nest and lay. She must be flying over a fence that I didn't think the chickens could get over, and is very persistent about laying in this one spot. I want her to lay in the boxes in their coop... any suggestions?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    If you know which one it is, you can lock her in the coop or a nest to try to get her in the habit of laying there, say keep her in there until she has laid her daily egg, then let her out. A fake egg could also help tell her where to lay.

    This is a difficult one so I don't know how successful you will be. I had one laying on the floor of the coop. I caught her while she was laying on the floor and locked her in the nest until she laid her egg. I then let her out. She has been laying in the nest since.

    Good luck!
     

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