First egg!!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by toysamarie, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. toysamarie

    toysamarie In the Brooder

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    We got our first egg!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. toysamarie

    toysamarie In the Brooder

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    I found it on the floor, not I. The nesting box. How do I get them to go in the nesting boxes?
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Are the boxes easily accessible? Have you already placed some "bait" (golf balls, wooden eggs, etc) in the nests?
    Laying outside the box is pretty common with a new layer, some start out in the boxes from day 1, others take a little time to get the idea of the whole process. The above things - making the boxes easy to get into/out of and having some bait in the boxes will help -- you want to make the boxes seem like the best place to do with instinct is telling them to do - finding a secluded, dark, safe place to lay an egg - the bait eggs tell them that the nest is an approved/safe place to lay because it looks like another hen has already used that place to lay her eggs too.
     
  4. toysamarie

    toysamarie In the Brooder

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    Ok I'll try the bait thing. Thank you!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG]Provide the nest boxes and they'll figure it out. The fake egg or golf ball will work.
     
  6. toysamarie

    toysamarie In the Brooder

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    Thank you!!!
     

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