Possible hiddden nest, what to do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6RandomBrownLayers, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2011
    I have a pullet who is very close to or may have started laying already. She is squatting and has been for a couple of weeks. They free range from 7:45 to about 4:45 or 5 depending on when I get home. I was wondering, since they free range all the time, should I leave them in the coop for a day? just to make sure she isn't hiding eggs somewhere else? And if she does happen to be laying eggs somewhere else, should I keep her in until she lays in the nest box, or will that come to her eventually? Thanks.
  2. RescueMama

    RescueMama Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2011

    I was in the same boat, but I found a random egg near my tap last week. I kept the girls penned all day the next day and penned until noon for three days after that. They seem to have the idea now!

    Good luck!

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