Egg Laying Issue

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Golden_Gwennie, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Golden_Gwennie

    Golden_Gwennie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    My girls are about 1 3/4 year old (Turning 2 in April) Golden Comets and are deep into their first molting session. I live in Connecticut and since it is chilly, I understand that they conserve their energy to stay warm and do not lay as often. The girls live in a Henspa and in the winter, we wheel the henspa into a portable garage to keep them out of the snow and cold.
    The other day, my mother cleaned out the henspa and she noticed eggs were being laid in the bottom corner of the henspa and not in the nest box where they have always laid their eggs. The eggs are slightly under the straw. Is this a sign of some of the chickens becoming broody? Or may it just be a "phase" that'll end after winter is over. I'm slightly worried.

    Thanks!
    Travis
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Hmm..probably one laid in a different place and everyone else followed suit.

    Put the eggs back in the next box and they will hopefully start in the right spot again.
     
  3. Golden_Gwennie

    Golden_Gwennie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My mother placed plastic easter eggs in the nest box. Are those good or should we use the real eggs?
     
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    That should work! Good luck.
     

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