I found some eggs in the nesting boxes today!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicknduck, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well here they are......
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    For the last 2 days we have seen 2 soft shell broken eggs right outside the coop but today this is what I found. The hens were 15 weeks old yesterday. They layed right in the nesting boxes.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats! And a plus having them in the nesting boxes! [​IMG]
     
  3. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. It is very exciting.[​IMG]
     
  4. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    15 week!! geez .. little over acheivers.. hehe

    mine are on their 23rd week .. and are sooooooooo ready. letting Shiner breed them .. doing the egg squat .. all interested in dark tight corners and nests boxes ..

    every day i walk to the coop all excited ... only to walk away muttering something about "freeloaders" .. hehehe
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Start reading chicken recipes to them and talk often of your BBQ. That will get them going! [​IMG]
     
  6. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    They might need more calcium throwing those soft shelled ones.
    But well done girls!! Well done !!
     
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Quote:Start reading chicken recipes to them and talk often of your BBQ. That will get them going! [​IMG]

    Right! DH is getting frustrated .. "We need to go buy some LAYING HENS" .. he says ...

    "We're sooo close, honey" .. I say

    Come on, girls ...
     
  8. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did get oystershells to put in the coop they started them yesterday.
     
  9. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:On Sunday one (i beleive to be the first one to lay anything) came right over to my feet and layed the egg. I was so amazed that before i could even think about picking it up another hen came over and pecked it. That was the soft shell one.


    Be patient with your chickens. I hope you get some eggs soon [​IMG]
     
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Patience ... I'm good ...

    DH .. not so much ..
     

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