Question about laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by edenbobeden, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. edenbobeden

    edenbobeden Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2012
    Creatives Florida
    Right now my hens sleep on the perch in their coop and I'm worried that when they start laying they won't move to the nest to lay, cause if they don't then I'll have egg yolk every where please help.
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Your hens are fine, you can stop worrying. Chickens don't sleep in their nests. A hen will sit in the nest for a while when she lays an egg. but sleeping on the perch is normal behavior even after they start laying.

    BTW, some people will tell you that hens lay at night, but my chickens lay at any time of day.[​IMG]
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    Mine also lay in their boxes and roost on the roost. I have not experinced any problem with them laying eggs while roosting. This is very normal for chickens. No need to worry.

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