First egg in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CCCookie, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. CCCookie

    CCCookie Out Of The Brooder

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    Second egg; first one was laid on top of the nesting box and rolled off and cracked. This morning I found one right where it should be! I put a hard boiled egg in the nesting box yesterday. Yahoo! Does this mean my other 5 are nearing lay too; they are all the same age; 6 mos; 3 RIR, 3 Wyandotte and I Wyandotte rooster. Thanks to all that helped me figure out what to do.
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Yep Yep! Here come the eggs! Make sure you have ample light if you wanna keep em laying! Congrats!!
     
  3. CCCookie

    CCCookie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks chilling!
     
  4. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah![​IMG] It's great to get that first egg...especially once they use the box:)

    I had an EE that began laying at 21 weeks but on on the coop floor. Her same age sisters did not begin to lay until 26 weeks, and the next age group started at the same time (when they were 21 weeks) These chickens started using the nesting boxes from day one, and it wasn't two days (and eggs) later that my original layer started using the box. Case of monkey see monkey do! You'll get eggs soon...but it could be a couple of weeks for them all to get on board.
     
  5. CCCookie

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    Thanks again Chillin
     

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