newbie more egg laying ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ctjim, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. ctjim

    ctjim Songster

    Jun 9, 2007
    one of my buffs just started laying this past weekend atleast thats the 1st one i found. it was right where it was supposed to be in the nest box. i put golf balls in the nests and rotate them around. she layed on sat and sun, but not mon, and today i had another egg. i usually let them free range all day but have been holding them in the coop/run lately until later in the day. my ? is this is it normal at this stage approx 25 weeks to laylike this and also could it be that keeping them in instead of free ranging all day is causing this. also they have a few spots in the yard they hang out in all the time i check them regularly and find no eggs there or anywhere else in the yard, would that hen if free ranging go back to the coop alone and lay there or would she just do it out in the yard somewhere, near the others. thanks for any help
  2. Is your Q about the erratic laying? I’m pretty sure that it’s normal at the beginning. My Turken gave us a beauty of an egg a few days ago, but nothing since. The others certainly do not lay daily…yet. [​IMG]

    It’s been pretty hot here in CA (topping 100 degrees). I think they lay less in really hot weather.
  3. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    Erratic egg-laying isn't really anything to worry about in itself at this point. Are Ameracaunas started laying a few weeks ago and we've been getting anywhere from 1 to 9 or 10 eggs a day since. [​IMG] Oh, and our gold sex links free-range most days, but usually go back to the coop to lay.

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