Will my pullets need to be trained to lay in nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eenie114, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    I have a bunch of RIR pullets that should start laying at the end of this month-beginning of next. Today, I heard EGG SONGS! [​IMG] [​IMG] They grow up so fast! [​IMG] [​IMG] I have 9 trap nests in the coop, but all my birds are free range. It's also a new coop, so everyone is still settling in. Will I need to train them to lay in the nests, or what? If so, how?
    Thank you!
     
  2. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try putting golf balls or plastic eggs in the nest boxes. You might want to leave them in the coop until they lay their eggs. That way you don't find them all over the yard. As for the rest, they should know what to do.
     

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