1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

I'm new to chickens and have a question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by imaflightyone, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. imaflightyone

    imaflightyone New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Apr 23, 2007
    Hey everyone I'm Alex and i have only had chickens about 2 months now and im Addicted what im wondering about is my hens are laying in there nest boxes in a milk crate and wherever else they feel its okay if i take the eggs and where they are laying is empty will they still lay there?
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    With my girls-- once they start laying in a spot, they stick to it. If I change something, they may lay somewhere else, but they are usually consistent that way, despite whether or not there are eggs there.
     
  3. livestock101

    livestock101 Out Of The Brooder

    58
    0
    29
    Mar 13, 2007
    Quote:They may and they may not. You can encourage them to lay in a certain area by putting fake eggs in the nest and then put the chicken in there. This is what I have done in the past. I just stuck the chicken where I wanted her to lay to be sure she saw the lovely "eggs" already in there.
     
  4. elaine

    elaine New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Apr 24, 2007
    Hi Alex I'm new at this chicken hobby too. Could anyone tell me how to introduce new, younger hens to an older husband wife team.. Tragedy struck and two hens were killed by racoons. The rooster and hen are at least six years old..thanks ,
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by