First egg....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ahoppy, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. ahoppy

    ahoppy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2016
    Spokane , WA.
    Hey there , I just found our very first egg. Golf ball in size , God Bless her. I found it out side in the run mostly buried under straw . I have 7 pullets using 4 nesting boxes. What can I do to encourage them to lay in the boxes ? Very excited their maturing ![​IMG][​IMG]
  2. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2013
    My pullets used to do this all the time when they first started laying. Luckily, there were older hens already laying in the boxes when the pullets started laying. Once they saw that the hens laid in the boxes, the pullets laid in there as well. I suggest putting fake eggs or golfballs in the boxes to show them where to lay.

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