First egg in a nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by daddy_roo, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. daddy_roo

    daddy_roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was so excited, today I came home from work to find an egg in the nest I dug into the ground. Not only that but there was a hen on the nest. This was the first time I ever had to get a hen off the nest. I found out that she did not even remotely like the idea of me taking the egg out from under her. She squaked and squeeled, and followed me while I was in the coop. It was kinda funny.
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] congratz
     
  3. t/m

    t/m Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How egg-citing!!! Congratulations!! I'm new to all this chicken stuff, why did you dig a nest? I've only heard of nest boxes ...and some chickens ignoring them! Are yours free rangers? Thanks.
     
  4. soccerbabiesmama

    soccerbabiesmama Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]:woot
     
  5. daddy_roo

    daddy_roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No My chickens do not free roam because I live in the city limits. They are kept in a coop that I have built under my mother in laws back porch(that is a walk out) I have 6 hens and 2 roos and could not get any of them to even look at the nest. So I dug it into the ground to put it on their level just to get them started using it. So far I have gotten 2 eggs in it. I dug it in about a week ago, and they just started laying eggs in it. I caught a few of them early on laying down in it, but not laying eggs.
     

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