First egg! Will she learn to use the nest box when I finish it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by prairiepearls, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. prairiepearls

    prairiepearls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2010
    Wichita, Kansas
    OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! [​IMG] [​IMG] My chickens are 16 weeks old, so I thought I had another month or more to get the nest boxes built. But this morning Emily didn't come out of the coop when I opened it, so I looked in and found her hunkered down in the corner, putting bedding on her back and squawking!! When she left, there was my VERY FIRST EGG! About half the size of a grocery-store egg, but an egg, nevertheless!!! I'm beside myself with excitement!

    She laid (she LAID!!) in the corner by where the nest boxes will be, so I'm hoping she'll transition easily to them. Is that realistic?


  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
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    Good girl!! She should transition just fine. imo
  3. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    Yes she will do great. Congrats! I had nest boxes and my EE laid her 1st on the ground. But she got it right after that. The first egg is the sweetest !!!

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