Laying in new location

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wizbop, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just thought I had lost one of my hens. I found her behind my AC unit. There, I found three eggs she was sitting on. I thought I had been short recently. She must have just started this. All the eggs I found sunk in cold water test. Do I need to put these in the fridge or can they stay out on my counter? I am a counter keeper. And, how do I get her to lay in the nesting box again? Block this area off? Somebody help me. . .
     
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  2. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, block it off and make sure to get any other misplaced eggs asap, she should go back to the box within a few days.

    I have one who all the sudden decided to lay eggs under our bbq grill last week, turns out she was trying to gather a clutch and be a mommy, even without a baby-daddy around [​IMG]
    it made her mad when I took the eggs and blocked her off but she went back to the nesting boxes,
    me: [​IMG]
    her: [​IMG]

    oh and I would just leave them on the counter if that's what you usually do, they should be fine still [​IMG]
     
  3. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't have a baby daddy either. :lauThey sure did get mad and started making a lot of noise when I brought those eggs in this morning. :cdYa know, I wonder if that one chicken of mine (trouble maker, Ida Claire) is causing this. She's real bossy and likes to hog the nesting boxes. She pushes the other girls out. :smackTries to sit on their eggs after they lay and then fusses when they come in and she's trying to lay. I just wonder if they aren't trying to find a peaceful spot away from her ornery self. There's never peace with a group of women.
     

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