Nest / First Lay question....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by scorpio125, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. scorpio125

    scorpio125 New Egg

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    I have one Amber Dekalb and 2 Black Stars.

    All are about 5 months old.... so any day now should have first eggs..

    Question is...

    Today One of them has built a nest in the nest box!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Is this a sign that they are getting ready to lay? Never was a nest before and they have been in the coop about a month...

    Or should I not get excited???

    ~G
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, she's "practicing". And with sex links at that age, you should have eggs VERY soon.
     
  3. scorpio125

    scorpio125 New Egg

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    Got my first egg! Guess it was not practice!
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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    See, I told you it would be VERY soon! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  5. churchx3

    churchx3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember when I got my first egg not long ago...might as well have been a big gold nugget laying in the nest box! I was SO excited and called all my friends and family to make the big announcement. It really is a big deal and something you work towards for so long. Congrats!
     

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