I think my girls finally got it !!! I gave them a pep talk =)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlickin8, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    947
    32
    176
    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    I had a chat with my girls this morning as I was giving them their breakfast and I guess it worked....ha ha! Finally, they started using the nest boxes! I caught "Molly" in there bright and early before 8AM. It wasn't her first egg but it was her first egg she layed in a box. I also had an other hen lay today too....so 2 EGGS TODAY! WOW! I was a proud MAMA! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    17,717
    643
    482
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Chickens are so fickle! They never lay where you want them to, then they surprise you
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    3,768
    12
    221
    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    So did you give them the old 'we're either having scrambled eggs or chicken and dumplins' speech? [​IMG]

    glad you got your eggs!
     
  4. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    947
    32
    176
    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    Ha ha ha! I told them either lay in the box or get in the POT! LOL!! [​IMG]
     
  5. chickypoo

    chickypoo Songster

    169
    2
    131
    Mar 13, 2008
    Colorado
    Ha ha ha! I told them either lay in the box or get in the POT! LOL!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I bet that did it! [​IMG]
     
  6. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Those are really neat nest boxes you have! What pretty ladies you have too! Is Molly a black Star?
     
  7. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    646
    3
    151
    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    very good I knew yall would work it out
     
  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    2,407
    29
    213
    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Those Black Sex-links always come thru in the end [​IMG] YAY!
     
  9. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    947
    32
    176
    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    Thanks! Yep, it all worked out! Molly is a black Australorp although I do have a Black Sex Link too [​IMG] No eggs today so far and it's 3:30PM...young hens are so unpredictable [​IMG]
     
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Yes , been told when they 1st. start laying , they do not lay regular . Might skip a day or two. DANG IT . I am still waiting on 3 of my RIR's to start laying .

    ALSO waiting on that darn HEN that went broody for 3 weeks to begin laying again , DANG , she's been out of broody stage for a month now . STUBBORN CLUCK . [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: