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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by elizabethbinary, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I was organizing the nests in the backyard with some new straw and as I was building them I said to my husband, "No no no you can't just PUT it in, you need to make a well and make sure yo get all the straw up the back nicely because they like to lay in boxes that are soft in the back."

    And I got the weirdest look ever.

    I told him I was certain other people knew these things about their hens and I WASN'T insane for knowing it. So now I have to post this so I don't feel insane.

    What do your hens like/want in order to lay for you?

  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy Premium Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
    My hens take paper into the nest boxes. Receipts, bits of feed bags, and of course feathers. I have also watched as one of my hens would pick up a piece of hay and place it on her back then pick up another and do the same, over and over until she laid an egg then she walked out and never looked back. They're weird!
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    You have got to make a well!, and they MUST be soft in the back or the hens will go on strike.[​IMG] Honestly, that's not weird at all.[​IMG]
  4. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010
    [​IMG] Now see that seems completely normal to ME. I get the same looks from my husband usually along with shaking of the head and saying something like, "Ok I don't believe you said that..."

    It's nice that I've found such an "enabling" website and can know that I'm "completely normal" like the rest of my BYC'er friends/family.

  5. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

    May 30, 2010
    I'll admit I just make sure there are plenty of shavings, and let the girls arrange them however they want.

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