How often do you look for an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JulieZ, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. JulieZ

    JulieZ Songster

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    How often do you walk back to see if you have more eggs? This is all new to me so this past week I've been making 5-10 time a day visits to make sure everyone is okay. Will it settle down to a visit or two or do all of you veterans still make as many trips?

    Julie
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    On the weekends, I probably check about 10 times. [​IMG] (Wait, am I a veteran? They've only been laying since February.... but I love finding each egg!)

    Weekdays, I only check once, when I get home from work in the evening.
     
  3. crj

    crj Songster

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    Personally? I check 1 to 2 times a day. My 8 yr old nephew??? every 2 minutes. He says to me, "Auntie, can I see if a chicken made and egg?" How cute is that?
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I gather whenever I am out there. Weekends, I spend a lot of time out there. Work days, 1 or 2, depending on how busy life is.
     
  5. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Usually just once a day during feeding , now if my 4 yr old is home , hes out there about every ten minutes shooing hens off the nests to see if they layed another....
     
  6. Cocotte

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    One of my girls just started laying this week, so I check several times a day!
     
  7. PhilErvin

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    I usually only check in the evening when I go out to lock them in. During the day if I'm out and about I check to see if they have laid anything and depending if I'm walking back to the house or not I will leave them there till later.
     
  8. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    1 - 3x a day.
     
  9. abqferreira

    abqferreira In the Brooder

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    Our banties just started laying about 2-3 weeks ago, so I check every 2 hours or so![​IMG]
     

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