Chicken interested in nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by foodieandeggs, May 21, 2012.

  1. foodieandeggs

    foodieandeggs Chirping

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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!
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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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
     
  3. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Songster

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    You could expect eggs from your hen very soon. Once she begins squatting, you check the nest boxes often! [​IMG]
     

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