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Copper's first eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kola, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Kola

    Kola New Egg

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    Found my chickens first eggs in the woods
    4 of them were double yokes

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    when a pullet first starts to lay her body is just getting used to laying so she will lay some odd eggs
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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.
     
  4. Kola

    Kola New Egg

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    We locked her up in the coop and she layed her next egg in the nest box.
    Thanks for the advice
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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
     

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