My chicken isnt laying in her nest....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LundiStolp, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. LundiStolp

    LundiStolp In the Brooder

    Jan 28, 2015
    I found an egg by a tree in my backyard under an old Christmas tree(we kept it to burn it). It is a green egg but my Wyandotte was with it. I also have an easter egger. So i assume its hers but why isnt she laying in her nest???
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    She's tired of you taking her eggs and is trying to find a spot where she can build a clutch and perhaps go broody. Despite rumors to the contrary if she goes broody it is NOT my fault. [​IMG]
  3. ktn65

    ktn65 In the Brooder

    I have a few birds that do the same. They hide their eggs every now in then in the run. I agree with sourland, I think she is geting tired of me taking them.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Might want to confine them to the coop for a few the habit of laying in the coop nests.

    Free range birds sometimes need to be 'trained'(or re-trained) to lay in the coop nests, especially new layers. Leaving them locked in the coop for 2-3 days can help 'home' them to lay in the coop nests. They can be confined to coop 24/7 for a few days to a week, or confine them at least until mid to late afternoon. You help them create a new habit and they will usually stick with it.

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