Got the first egg! But not where it's supposed to be...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by augustwest, May 19, 2011.

  1. augustwest

    augustwest Chirping

    Nov 24, 2010
    North central mass
    We got hit by a fox a few weeks ago and I lost 2 of my 3 pullets that were old enough to lay. The one that survived (Dory) was moved in the garage with my 5 five week olds while we fixed the coop. They had a party in that garage! It was a mess. We finally got everyone moved into the repaired coop a few days ago. The run isn't covered yet and the first thing Dory did was fly to the top of the coop and out of the run! She hightailed it into the garage and we've been "working it out" since. She figured out how to get in the rafters and has gone rouge. She's an Ancona and she's a little flighty.

    I was sitting out there today and noticed Dory was restless- clearly looking for a place to nest. She chose the empty trash barrel to grace with her first tiny white pullet egg! At least it was trash day and the barrel was empty......

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Congrats on the first egg. Sorry about your losses. I went through a similiar situation with my very first laying hen. Had a heck of a time convincing her I wasn't moving the canvas lounge chair to the coop for her. And out of all the different color lounge chairs she picked the only red one? [​IMG]

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