Pullet behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lovetoquilt1031, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. lovetoquilt1031

    lovetoquilt1031 New Egg

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    My pullets aren't laying yet. Hopefully any day now. They seem to want to stay inside the coop on sunny days and outside when it's raining. I know they need the sunshine for egg laying. Is there a problem with closing up the coop during the day? They have shade, food, water and protection from predators.
     
  2. d_cat88

    d_cat88 Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they?
     
  3. lovetoquilt1031

    lovetoquilt1031 New Egg

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    My pullets are 16-18 weeks old.
     
  4. lavandula girl

    lavandula girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is the reason you want to get them to come out that you feel they are too much in the dark in there? I think a better solution would be a light in the coop. If you shut them out of the coop all day, and that's where the nest boxes are, they will lay out in your run, or wherever they spend the day. Not sure what breeds you have, but they should be close to laying age at 18 weeks.
     

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