- May 28, 2012
I have recently bought some chickens that I thought were only 12 weeks old. I was very surprised to find that my easter egger layed an egg already. I was very tempted to take the egg but I didn't. She won't lay the eggs in the coop but she grew up without a coop. Her previous owner had her free range with no coop. The other chickens follow my easter egger since she is the biggest. What is the best way for me to transition my chickens to the coop life and get them laying in there? How many eggs should I leave in the nest before I start taking? How long can an egg sit in the nest before it is bad?