Nesting box training.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Scott H, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Scott H

    Scott H Songster

    Oct 29, 2012
    Twin Lakes, ID
    My Coop
    We have got three Wyandottes....first one started laying and she went into the coop to lay but didn't use her nesting box. This is OK. We went on vacation for a week an had the neighbors keep an eye on the girls. The second started laying while we were gone and layed 3 eggs, but not in the coop, under the gas meter. Not Ok.
    When I saw she was getting ready to lay again I locked her in the coop and she went in a total frenzy trying to get out. .... for 3 hours. .... when I finally gave up and let her out she ran right over and layed an egg under the gas meter again. :)
    I'm going to build a different style box, put it by the gas meter and another identical box in the coop. .. Any other ideas?
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013
  2. Rich386

    Rich386 Songster

    Jul 21, 2011
    Live Oak, FL
    Put her eggs in the nest box along with fake eggs and leave her in so she gets the idea.

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