Not always using nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CookieChickens, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. CookieChickens

    CookieChickens In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2010
    I have 19 Red Stars - they hatched in May and started laying about a month ago.

    Over the past couple of days, I have been finding up to 4 eggs in the middle of the coop not in the nests!

    I know the girls are all experienced at laying as I've been getting 19 eggs per day for at least 3 weeks, so I've found this to be a bit odd. There are nests without any eggs in them, so I can't imagine that the nest have all been taken when they are ready to lay.

    I know I can't 'make" them lay in the nest, but I'm just curious if this is typical? I had Black Sex Links last year, and other than the "first egg" I always found them in the nests.

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Yup. 3 weeks is not really experienced, it's still the learning stage. You got lucky last year.

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