Finding 'craters' in nest boxes... Close to laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by foREVer, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. foREVer

    foREVer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, my whole flock is roughly 18.5-19 weeks old. A few of my BR and bantam girls are really red and have developed wattles and combs. I know of a d'uccle has been squatting for the roos for about a week now.

    Today, I went out to check on them, and noticed craters in two nesting boxes. I know that some like to sleep in them, but this is the frist time I have seen actual craters. Usually, there is just a litttle dent there from a brid sleeping, but today there was bedding kicked up around it, and the plywood on the bottom of the box was visible. (The bedding is about 3''-4'' thick) Is this a sign that we will be getting eggs soon? Or am I just going crazy waiting?
     
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls definitely started kicking around their nest box bedding before they started laying, your girls are probably pretty close! [​IMG]
     
  3. thecraycoop

    thecraycoop New Egg

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    How exciting! My hens are getting ready to lay as well. Since Sunday, we have noticed that they are making the wells in their nexting boxes too. I can't wait.
     

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