Chicken only lays inside the house.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thisanimallife, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. thisanimallife

    thisanimallife Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone!!! Newbie here. So I'm confused because one of my hens only lays an egg when I bring her inside the house and put her in a dog crate. Otherwise she will sing he egg song all morning without laying the egg. Has anybody else experienced this? Any advise?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    What type of set up do you have? Do you have nest boxes with enough bedding in them?

    Confused?
     
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    thisanimallife Out Of The Brooder

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    thisanimallife Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry still getting the hang of this.
    They are in a chicken coop with a very large run. Yes she has a nest box but since I only have two hens and only one is laying we thought only one nest box would be enough until the other one started laying.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I would leave her to figure it out. Add your other box for her. She will use it without the interference . Some mornings all
    I hear is the egg song! They will figure it out.
     
  6. thisanimallife

    thisanimallife Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay well thank you very much :) I was wondering if maybe I was spoiling her bringing her inside the house to lay. [​IMG] I was mostly worried about the neighbors being annoyed by her singing. But I guess I'll just leave her be.
    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I get more annoyed by the Blue Jays and Magpies than I do the egg song.
    Enjoy the birds.
     
  8. thisanimallife

    thisanimallife Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I appreciate the Egg song it means that I'll have an amazing breakfast omelet ;). The neighbors, however, might have a different opinion. But I have dogs so they will just have to get used to the noise like they did my dogs barking [​IMG]
     

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