I'm so impressed! First eggs laid in nest!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lady_Cluck, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Lady_Cluck

    Lady_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This past June, I brought home two RIRs chicks from the local farm store (I just couldn't resist )...both were supposed to be pullets, but one turned out to be a rooster. But the pullet, what a gal she is!

    Besides being super friendly, she laid her first two eggs (yesterday and today) in one of the wall-mounted nest boxes! Not in the middle of the barn on the floor, not in a dust bathing hole, not in some other obscure hard-to-reach location...but right in the nest! What makes this even more surprising is that the rest of the girls are on PTO for molting...I haven't had any eggs in well over a month. So how this little hen knew exactly where to lay without a little guidance is beyond me! She's my only brown egg layer right now, too -- and her eggs are these tiny, cute little brown spotted eggs. [​IMG]

    So this post is kudos to my newest girl, one smart RIR:

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