- Feb 26, 2008
Some of you have followed my story about the pekin hen I got from Craiglist. She has been with her mate for a week tommorow. She had been laying an egg every other day, or so when she was by herself. After putting him in with her she stopped laying. When I went out to feed them this morning she had laid an egg in the corner. Its not under any shelter, or even in a real nest. I don't know why she didn't lay in the area I had made, unless the drake was sleeping there. I have noticed he tends to take her spot. Should I put some nesting material (hay, or straw) under it and a shelter over it? I had someone tell me that her nest needed to be elevated to stay dry. Is this true?