First Egg With Picture and Questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Campesina, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Campesina

    Campesina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2011
    [​IMG]Here it is. My very first.
    My Buff Orpy laid it on the floor.
    Can I put it in the nest so she can "smell" her way to the nest box?
    I already have fake eggs in there but I never see her go in there.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  2. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    Cooper, Texas
    She'll figure it out. You can put the egg in there if you want to, but I don't think it matters. Are your other hens using the nest boxes?
  3. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    [​IMG] My first egg was this morning too and on the floor. I'm hoping that as they get used to laying they'll use the box.
  4. 123ChickieLou

    123ChickieLou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2011
    My first few were on the floor too but she figured it out on her own. Now she lays them in the spot of her choice all the time, same spot everytime. I can't remember how she got started laying in her spot though. I don't recall training her to do it. Maybe I left an egg in it until she layed again....??
  5. Campesina

    Campesina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2011

    I only have one other hen...same age (20 wks) and she is not laying yet.
    Thank you for your help!!

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