Question about new chickens laying habits?

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

  1. TalbotCandCfarm

    TalbotCandCfarm Hatching

    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?


    Josh [​IMG]
  2. hwerner

    hwerner In the Brooder

    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

    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi

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

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