in and out of nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henryhoe, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 24 week old rir's and light sussex that have not started to lay yet are in and out of nesting boxes last few days. They are not staying in there for any length of time, does this mean eggs soon? No egg song or squatting!!
     
  2. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone???
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started to check out the nesting boxes a few weeks before I got my first egg. It's a good sign. That said, it's been 6 weeks since they first started checking out the nesting boxes and I only have about half laying. It is definitely a waiting game. The most imminent sign I have seen is not the red combs and wattles, or the egg song (both or which are assuredly signs). The most imminent sign was distress. Pacing, crying, panting.

    That's my experience, anyway.
     
  4. abundantwife

    abundantwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs are coming soon! My girls always check out the nest boxes right before they start to lay. You might want to give them supplemental light to extend the daylight hours-- with the days getting shorter, they may take a little longer to lay. Getting those first eggs is always so exciting [​IMG]
     
  5. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for advice, just really excited about getting first egg!!
     

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