Finally an egg & how do you get them to lay in the nest box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maclady, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. maclady

    maclady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Lost in Space
    I got my first egg today from one of my BO girls! [​IMG] [​IMG] I had almost given up hope since they are 23 weeks today. I am not sure which one laid it and it wasn't in the nest box but I am happy. It was under the roost so I think whoever laid it was a little surprised herself. It has a crack in it from where it landed in the sand but I'm still happy. I have fluffed up the nest boxes this morning with more bedding and each have a brown wooden egg in them. Hope they figure out that that is where eggs go so they don't all end up cracked. HOw do you get them to lay in the nest boxes? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Yeah - I'd say your pullet was as surprised as You're doing what needs to be done - egg in the nestbox. If they haven't been exploring the nest boxes already, you can place them inside and show them the egg(s) just to be certain they see everything. If they freerange, you might want to keep them in the run over the next few days... Congrats on your egg! [​IMG]
  3. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    Congratulations! There's nothing like that first egg! I just got my first one on Monday - and I still have six hens who were 23 weeks old y esterday who haven't laid one yet. So we're in the same boat. Instead of layers - we got de-layers! LOL!
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
  5. coreybee

    coreybee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2011
    Nottingham, PA
  6. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    By the way - my first egg wasn't in a nest box either. The hen scratched out a "nest" in the shavings on the coop floor. However before she did that, she explored two of the nest boxes - kicking out the fake eggs and stirring things up a bit. I'm still waiting on the second egg. :)
  7. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oak Grove AR
    I am still waiting. I let mine free range and I do watch them in the day. I think some one checked out a nest but it could have been one of my two old lady( as I call them). Mine are not to red yet but soon.

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