First Egg EVER but not in nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawnrae, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. dawnrae

    dawnrae Chirping

    Jun 7, 2011
    We got our first egg today (will post pics in the thread later)!!!

    Didn't lay in the next box but next to it.....any suggestions


  2. Congrats!
    Next to the nest box ain't too bad. If you haven't already, toss a golf ball or other fake "nest egg" into the nest, as a king of example to follow.
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    Congrats!!!!!!!! And agree with above post, she'll figure it out in a few days.
  4. kiweed

    kiweed Songster

    May 9, 2011
    Murfreesboro TN
    My amberlink laid her first and second under the roost. I removed all the shavings from under there to make it less comfortable. The next day she found the nest box.
  5. WriterChick

    WriterChick In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2011
    One of my hens laid her first egg on Sunday outside of the nest box and all the other girls tried to take credit (lots of vocalization and strutting around), but then in the evening another used the box and on Tuesday yet another used the box. It's my first flock and these are our first eggs - it's a miracle!

    I'm still amazed at how much they know on their own - they seem to be born with all the right instincts.

    Easiest critters I've ever raised. [​IMG]
  6. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    How exciting! I'm sure she'll get it in no time.

    I need to work on my free range chickens... if that's what you want to call them. I do lock them up in the coop at night except for one girl who rather roost in a tree. Other wise they have full run of the farm from sunrise to sunset. Anyway, I ended up finding my first eggs today in a nest they had behind a barrel in the barn. I left one egg in the nest and marked it with a X hoping they will continue using it until the cooler weather arrives. Once it cools down I'm planning on locking them up in the coop for a day or two in hopes of them laying in the nesting boxes [​IMG]

    Congrats on the egg and all the eggs that will surely follow [​IMG]

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