Digging nests?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lactofermenter, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. lactofermenter

    lactofermenter New Egg

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    Noticed two chicken sized holes in the ground about a week ago, and i collected my first egg not half a foot from them.

    I'm wondering are they digging nests, or was it a coincidence that the egg was nearby?

    I'm going to spruce up the nesting boxes a bit, and hopefully she'll come around.

    Just not sure what to do about the holes/nests! Is it going to be an issue? Should I fill them in?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    They are probably digging dust bathing holes. New layers sometimes drop eggs as they don't know what's going on initially.
     
  3. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No better answer then that.
     
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  4. lactofermenter

    lactofermenter New Egg

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    Thanks a ton!
     

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