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

the3ofus+oursixchicks

Songster
8 Years
Apr 22, 2011
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10
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alabama
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
 

Vickilynn45

Songster
7 Years
Apr 16, 2012
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8
108
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. :(
 

autumnjanene

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 6, 2012
21
0
22
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!
 

ChickensRDinos

Songster
7 Years
Aug 19, 2012
2,242
240
208
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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