First Egg not in Eggbox

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TerriBuysse, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. TerriBuysse

    TerriBuysse New Egg

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    Hi,

    I finally got my first egg, but it was not laid in the eggbox. Can I attribute this to a newbie mistake or do I need to be concerned about it. (The eggbox is filled with clean pine-shavings.)
     
  2. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting golf balls in the nest, your chickens will think that some one else has dropped their egg there and that it must be a good spot.
     
  3. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh,! almost forgot CONGRADULATIONS on your first egg!
     
  4. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They figure it out! Have fun!
     

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