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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kola, Jun 10, 2016.
Found my chickens first eggs in the woods
4 of them were double yokes
when a pullet first starts to lay her body is just getting used to laying so she will lay some odd eggs
Double yolkers not unusual with new layers......can take up to a months or do for things to smooth out.
Free range birds sometimes need to be 'trained'(or re-trained) to lay in the coop nests, especially new layers. Leaving them locked in the coop for 3-4 days can help 'home' them to lay in the coop nests. Fake eggs/golf balls in the nests can help 'show' them were to lay. They can be confined to coop 24/7 for a few days to a week, or confine them at least until mid to late afternoon. You help them create a new habit and they will usually stick with it. ..at least for a good while, then repeat as necessary.
We locked her up in the coop and she layed her next egg in the nest box.
Thanks for the advice
It works good most the time, if folks can get over 'locking them in'...... might take a good week to lock the habit in tho