How old are your girls? I have two barred rocks that are 17 and 2 days and i think they will lay in the spring also.
The first eggs we got were either out in the run or on the coop floor. Once the first layers learned to use the nests, each new layer that followed started out using the nests and never laid on the floor or outside. Did they learn by watching the other chickens?
all same age...the Brown Leghorn has been laying for weeks..perfect white pullet eggs with orange yolk!
A few days ago...finally...the Australorp started laying... gorgeous brown.
And then after 3 days...The Cochin was foolin in the nest box...we know how that can go on for weeks...argh.
Dang if she didn't lay a gorgeous brown speckeled egg right then!!! She wasn't even that red in the face, but I saw her shenanigans with the rooster! I knew it was coming at some point.
Happy Happy Happy.
Old hens are moulting...no eggs. These three survived a fox attack (electric fence every pen now) so happy!
Hi, I now have all 6 chickens laying big brown eggs but not in each box all the time sometimes 3 eggs in one box then 5 in separate nest boxes.
I put golf balls in each box hoping the will get the hint.. What fun they are to watch them run around the yard. They see me and come running, me= treats...