Chicken interested in nesting boxes

foodieandeggs

Chirping
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Jan 16, 2012
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My 18 week old BR out of the blue goes into nesting box 2 times in 15 minutes while free ranging. This has not happened before. I am wondering when we should expect eggs from her. She has not squatted yet. Thanks!
 
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chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Interest in the nesting box is one of the signs, along with a redder comb, and of course, the squatting you mentioned, that a hen is about ready to begin laying eggs!

EXCITING, HUH?!

I think my Barred Rock too a bit longer, like maybe 20 weeks to start laying, but truly, it could be anytime for you!

I remember checking the nest boxes and finding that first brown egg....It was like Christmas! And then, I bought some EEs, and finding that first sea foam green egg was just like Christmas too! LOL

I'm excited for you!
Sharon
 

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