I got 2 pullet eggs today :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by misfitfarm, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't believe some of my chickens are already laying! I have recieved two of the cutest little eggs from a couple of leghorns this morning. I have a problem how do I get them to lay in a box and not on the ground by a tree? I have one rooster and am getting another in a few days, how do I encourage my chickens at some point in the future to become broody? Is there a specific breed I need to get or is it just the indiviual bird?
     
  2. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mainly bantam breeds go broody
     
  3. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they sit on other birds eggs?
     
  4. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah

    They can raise any breed and other species - like ducks - quails - and others
     
  5. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I shall look into that! Thank you.
     
  6. valmoisy

    valmoisy Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are your pullets that are laying?
     
  7. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    19 week old leghorns and I also have silver laced and black australorp and one ee the same age.
     
  8. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:If you get some wooden eggs from a craft store or golf balls work well too, put them in the nest boxes. It is a great training device.
     
  9. ssellis

    ssellis Out Of The Brooder

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    me too,got 1/2 dozen in 3 days.out of 6 hens
     
  10. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I know this probably sounds weird but I don't lock the birds up at night. They perch on goats hay feeder, they perch on the fences, they perch anywhere all night long. I keep a mini donkey in the pen with them and there are geese and outside of the pen is our welsh pony. I have never lost a bird yet [​IMG] So they are all over. My older hens lay in the 3 houses that I have for them.
     

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