My chicken......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Brian461, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Brian461

    Brian461 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken is now laying her eggs outside but they are under the chicken coop. She was laying them in the coop but today i found them outside on the ground. Why did she stop going to the coop to lay them?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Too hot? Dont know. Could be lots of things, I guess.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Keep her in the coop until she lays her egg... then let her out... perhaps it'll become a routine.
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    My hens just started laying again after being broody and raising some chicks. At first I saw them trying to lay outside the coop so I picked them up and locked them in the coop. They were mad as fire about it and cussed me out royally but they laid in there and are going back each day now.
    I know they will lay each day between 12 and 3 so that is when I locked them up. I understand not everyone has this option.[​IMG]
     

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