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Laying before dawn

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sassafras, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to do my chicken chores before sunup to get to work. I have been suprised with some eggs laid well before it is close to sun-up. The eggs are cool sometimes and I do check at night too. They seem to be finding their way down off the roost to the nest boxes. Granted, it is not a long way, only 4-6 feet but I thought they didn't see well enough to do that.
     
  2. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think, much like our own eyes, they'd adjust a bit so they can see enough to move around if necessary. [​IMG]
     
  3. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
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    I have a light on in my coop and have found eggs in as I go for pre-dawn filling of the feeders before dark.. the way my hens wait in line for the most prized nest boxes--I figured some were just getting an early start to avoid the line..

    Shelly
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    The chickens decided to make their nest directly below the roosts. [​IMG] I have a sneaking suspicion we don't hear the egg song anymore because they're up way before we are. [​IMG]
     

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