Hen layed egg in unfinished new coop LOL

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kuntrychick, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby is still working weekends on the new coop. Well, one day this past weekend, one of my RIR hens went in there & noticed the nest boxes. She got in there looking around, setting, then got out. Well, I put some leaves from the yard in there to make it more comfy & she got back in a few minutes later. It didn't even have the hinged lid/roof on it yet. The roosters were in there. Other hens went in there...all of them staring at her....LOL. She gave up & got out.

    The next day, she went in there again! Hubby had finished the lid/roof. This little pullet that's been making a lot of noise like she's about to lay went & got in the next nest box next to her & was poking her head in the hens nest box & making sounds all curious like & looked at me like "No fair! I don't have any leaves!" Then looked back at the hen like "Hmmm....is that how you do that?". Then, the hen layed the egg, got down out of the nest box without making a sound. The pullet then gets in that nest box, turns & looks at the egg & starts making all kind of sounds like she's claiming that egg as hers! LOL The cheater! [​IMG]

    Anyway, I told hubby I guess the hen approves of the coop he's building because she can't even wait for it to get finished to lay an egg in it! She's taking claim to that coop or at least that nest box!

    Here's a pic of the egg...sorry it's not very good it was with my cell phone.

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    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    That's so cool. At least you know that the girls will use the coop when it's finished. lol
     
  3. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha... tooo cute!
     
  4. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is great to get the seal of approval from the future residents. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. chickengal30

    chickengal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    And my hens won't even use my finished nesting boxes!!
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently you're not the only one tired of waiting for hubby to finish the coop! Not exactly a subtle hint was it?[​IMG]
     
  8. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Excellent!!!
     

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