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What is the meaning behavior?

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My Dominique Hen started laying 4 days ago. When I arrived at home I found an egg on open ground outside my coop. Only to find out that my Dominique started laying. She go to nesting box few minutes, and in a blink of an eye she go out and lay on ground 3 metres from the coop. Any idea of this behavior?
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For whatever reason, it seems that new layers take a while to get the hang of using nest boxes. I'd suggest keeping her in the coop until she has laid - do this for 2-3 days and i would think that she will continue to lay in the coop.

 

CT

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It can take them up to a month to 'get it'.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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