Pullet laying in run

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lunchtable, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. lunchtable

    lunchtable New Egg

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    Hi, I have an RIR pullet that refuses to lay in the nest boxes i provide. The boxes are bedded with hay and i've planted golf balls. My leghorns and BR are laying in the nest box. So my question is, how to get the RIR to lay in the nest box instead of out in the run. Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2007
  2. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you lock her in the coop (house part of coop, I guess I mean) for two days? We had a similar issue and that worked wonders.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2007
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    She will prolly come around after a while.Sometimes the pullet down on the pecking order is intimidated by the others and doesn't feel welcome around the nests, looking for a safer place to lay.

    bigzio
     

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