1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Question about new chickens laying habits?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TalbotCandCfarm, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. TalbotCandCfarm

    TalbotCandCfarm Hatching

    1
    0
    7
    Aug 1, 2008
    Hey everyone,
    I am a new chicken owner and I bought laying hens instead of chicks. I have had them for going on my second day. I have two Barred Rocks, two Rhode Island Reds, two Americaunas, and one White Leghorn. Yesterday I got three eggs and they were all in their boxes, but this morning I found two eggs right below their roost above the nest boxes. Just don't know what to think?

    Thanks,

    Josh [​IMG]
     
  2. hwerner

    hwerner In the Brooder

    80
    0
    28
    Jun 28, 2008
    Independence, KS
    We have this happen on occasions. I like to think we didn't let them out early enough as the coop is dark and they don't see wellin the dark. So I always put off that I was too late getting out and they couldn't see well enough to get of roosts. If anyone else has ideas, I'm listening also.
     
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    just sheer contrariness. Long as the eggs are in the coop, I say, you;'re doing pretty well. Its when you start finding them under the old plywood pile or in the bushes that you have to think twice . . .

    nobody's more contrary than a good chicken!
     
  4. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Songster

    296
    1
    131
    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi
    [​IMG]

    I have found eggs everywhere. Just keep a sharp egg out. Good luck!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: