mixed ages of hens affect laying starts? how to find eggs in the woods

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siouxbee, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. siouxbee

    siouxbee Songster

    May 8, 2007
    my oldest and youngest hens are 3-4 weeks apart in age. The older girls definitely have much redder wattles and combs, and both are wyandottes.

    if they've started laying in the woods, how do I find the nests? there's quite the understory in the woods near our house, either ferns, sumac, etc. what's a woodland chicken nest look like? will they lay under the deck or under pine trees? I just don't see any eggs in waht look to me like nice places to go. But then I'm not a chicken ;-)

  2. Kerr

    Kerr Songster

    Jun 5, 2007
    One of my girls laid her first egg infront of my wood pile
    Right there in the grass [​IMG]

    Since then she has figured out her nesting box is much more private I think. But she figured it out on her own

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