Nesting boxes have been investigated! 19 weeks...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenLove123, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. ChickenLove123

    ChickenLove123 Songster

    Mar 7, 2011
    I think this is good news -- my nesting boxes have been invaded -- hay is everywhere! My three girls are 19 weeks old this weekend.
    Hatched on Easter...
  2. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Songster

    May 23, 2010
    Webster City, IA
    Oh yeah! Won't be long now! [​IMG]
  3. LT

    LT Songster

    Aug 21, 2011
    West Fork
    Very exciting! My girls are 22 weeks, and only one of them is laying. But I have several that I have seen checking out the nest boxes, so I am patiently waiting. I know it won't be long now!
  4. Ksane

    Ksane Crowing

    Jun 21, 2011
    Quote:I've got 8 hens that I got as adults but my Silkies & Cochin babies I raised from tiny tweeters. It's going to be so exciting in a few months to get eggs from my babies! I hatched my Cochins from shipped Ebay eggs so they're ultra special, I just may have to preserve their 1st egg [​IMG]
  5. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Songster

    May 15, 2011
    Philadelphia suburbs
    My four girls, born/hatched May 1st, just turned 18 weeks old. No one has layed anything yet, but just this past week, somebody has (three times, now) kicked out of the nest boxes, the two golf balls I put there as inspiration. I put them back, they kick them out. I don't know if it's esthetic disapproval---(the golf balls are purple and hot pink....I work near a mini-golf), or if it is an intellectual disapproval---("we know that these things are can't fool us"), or if it is a physical disapproval, like the princess and the pea---(Ouch!). I'm also not sure how they are doing it. I say they "kicked" them out, but I didn't see them actually "kicking." I don't think it could be any other method, unless they are working cooperatively and nudging it out with their heads, like a little soccer ball. I wonder if they will think their own eggs don't belong there either, and kick them out too!


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