My Charolett (she is a Wyanadotte) has finally started laying but......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    She is laying but, she has made a nest in the edge of the pasture in our back yard. She has only laid 2 eggs unless she had layed somewhere else. My question is how do I get her not to do that and to lay in the nest box? Thanks

  2. Vickilynn45

    Vickilynn45 Songster

    Apr 16, 2012
    I've been waiting to find this out too. My Black Australorp lays in my garden area and has resisted all attempts for weeks to lay in the nest box. :(
  3. autumnjanene

    autumnjanene In the Brooder

    Jul 6, 2012
    DeSoto, MO
    Try putting a decoy egg in the nesting box. Use a golf ball, plastic egg, wood egg, basically anything that resembles a real egg and put in in the box until she starts getting the idea!
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    If she is laying far from the coop you might want to shut her in for a few days so she gets used to laying in the coop. But a fake egg or one of her eggs in the nest and let her get into a routine before letting her out again.

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