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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Theda's Mom, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm one of those who has been waiting (im)patiently for the first eggs from a flock of young hens. I waited. I waited. I waited. I tapped my toe. I checked the coop two, three, four times a day. I waited some more. Then holy moly. The girls have decided to get in the game. From no eggs/day to yesterday I collected five. [​IMG]

    I love my girls!
     
  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Cool! Love mine too!!
     
  3. crazyfeathers

    crazyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am one of those impatient people too. I have 10 pullets who starting squatting yesterday, it made my whole day!!!! Now I believe it will be an easter egg hunt to find those eggs as I have never seen them utilize the nesting boxes or show any interest in them. It is amazing how some silly little chickens can make you so happy. I love my girls....
     
  4. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @crazyfeathers, my new girls (16 total) are hit and miss with the nesting boxes. I've got one or two who prefer the floor and one, a Rhode Island Red, who is still flight-sized and bops over a tall partial wall that separates the coop area from an adjoining stall. (She uses the roost as a spring board.) She's arranged a pile of leftover hay into a nice nest and lays her beauties there. Of course, she lays in the morning after I've gone to work and since there's no roost to give her a boost back over the wall, she's stuck until I get home To keep her from starving to death, I've taken to leaving water and food in her "nest" stall. Silly hen. I really think she does this to get away from the Emmett, my hormone-charged rooster. :)
     
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