10 week old Hens nesting

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tex-adam, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. tex-adam

    tex-adam Out Of The Brooder

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    Everything I have read the girls are too young to lay, but everyday the last week when checking the inside of the coop I notice two nesting boxes have a perfect nest made. I level it out, just to make sure that I am not crazy, but everyday, the perfect little nests are back. Are they just getting ready? All my calculations say at least two more months.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, 10 weeks sure is pretty young for nest making, but it is possible they are practicing. Usually they start playing in the nest boxes a week or two before laying. You need to go hang out with them and catch them in the act! Ha! Put some fake eggs in the nest boxes and see if anybody sets on them. Who knows...maybe you have an early broody?! Or one funny chick!

    Keep an eye on things and most of all enjoy them!!

    Welcome to our flock! :)
     
  3. tex-adam

    tex-adam Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't even think about the fake eggs but will be getting some. Knowing my luck, it is the two roosters that I am trying to get rid of since I can't have roosters in the city.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    golf balls are just as good as fake eggs - Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. tex-adam

    tex-adam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I have already learned a lot off this site. My wife was very skeptical of chickens, but now she has named them all.
     

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