Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zrkr, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. zrkr

    zrkr New Egg

    Jul 21, 2009
    I am wanting to mark what old hens are laying, from the ones that aren't. I see a couple of them on the nests, but then am not sure which ones. I would eliminate the ones that are just eating and not laying. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    put each hen in a seperate pen or a dog crate until they lay an egg? If they don't lay one in three or four days then I would get rid of them if that's your goal
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] I routinely pull a few hens and kennel them, to check fertility and laying.
    if that is the goal you can use a marking method (band if they lay or whatever) when you return to the coop.
  4. vstoltzfus

    vstoltzfus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2009
    Lancaster County, PA
    Good question, zrkr! I was wondering how people did this, too.

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