My first 2 eggs and a question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by summerb76, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. summerb76

    summerb76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!!!I found two beautiful brown eggs in a nesting box this morning. I have no idea who layed them but who cares.....I am thrilled. My questions is, will my chickens lay eggs somewhere in the yard????...they are free range over 2 1/2 acres all day long. I would hate to miss out on finding the eggs because they didnt lay in the coop. I am hoping since two layed in the coop the other know where to lay too..i hope!
     
  2. tim_TX

    tim_TX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they will lay on the range if the find a nice out of the way [ safe ] spot.
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Summer, they may already have a nest of eggs out there . . .

    Steve
     
  4. summerb76

    summerb76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nooooooo, i dont want them laying in the yard, i may never find them. I will just hope they only like the nesting boxes. I hope i get more tomorrow![​IMG]
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first 2 eggs. Putting some golf balls or ping-pong balls, etc in the nest boxes will help encourage your chickens to lay there.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    When our ladies started to lay, we kept them in the coop for two weeks, sort of like when we trained them to their new home so they'd come back in at night. We also used the golf balls.

    After two weeks, we almost never found an egg on the coop floor. Now that they're out, they run back to the coop to lay eggs. We only found 2 eggs under the coop all summer--that's it. And I know that I was getting all the eggs into the boxes because we would get 30-33 eggs in nest boxes each day and I only had 33 hens.

    Erika
     
  7. summerb76

    summerb76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea Sunshine! I will try that. Thx for the info.
     
  8. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats, Summer!
    My chicken started laying today too! [​IMG]
    I'm going to do the golf-ball method to keep my chicken from laying in unsafe spots. She laid in the middle of my wide-open backyard!
    I'm going to make a little nest with ping-pong balls in there for her.
     

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