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First Egg Friday Second Today...but on the sand floor....really ladies?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HortaChickenist, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. HortaChickenist

    HortaChickenist In the Brooder

    Nov 11, 2016
    I've got 6 Jersey Girls and 16 RIR's and egg production is starting a tad earlier (19 weeks) than expected but that's awesome for me as this is my first Chicken Rodeo! I know first eggs are smallish and sporadic but my Hilton Hotel Five Star Metal nesting box Hotel that's got fresh bedding and is awaiting occupancy seems to be going ignored and whoever the sole layer is (I'm not sure yet) seems to prefer the sand floor of the coop.

    I do clean the coop everyday but still?!? Come on ladies I paid some $$$ for this Five Star Hotel...I also put in some fake eggs...will they eventually move on up the ....I'm chalking the floor decision on the rookie factor...any thoughts or comments appreciated. They also wooden ramps up to the nesting boxes....I dunno perhaps escalators????

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sometimes first time layers don't understand what is happening so they just drop their eggs. They all eventually seem to get it. Keeping fake eggs in your nestboxes can help show them where to lay. Give them time.

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