Training Period—Train the pullets to use the nests by frequent walks through the house in the mornings for the first eight weeks after the birds are placed in the laying house. Use of electric deterrent wires on the slats around the house perimeter will help discourage egg laying in corners or near the walls. Electric deterrent wires must be turned on as soon as the birds are housed. Place the electric deterrent wires 5 cm (2 in) away from the wall or the house and about 10 cm (4 in) above the floor. An electric wire over water and feed lines increase nervousness among the birds and should be avoided. Use of solid perches above water and feed lines are preferred.