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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by irish chick, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. irish chick

    irish chick New Egg

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    [​IMG]Hi I'm new to this stuff, I live in Ireland and have just two chickens, a black silkie and a goldtop I live in the city and kept them in my garden, I've had them about a year and a half and both layed well all last summer then my black silkie started laying again just before Christmas, I thought they didn't lay in winter! She's been giving me an egg almost every day or every other day but has recently taken to lay outside in a flower pot!!! Always laid in the nesting box before, does anyone know why they do this? PS... Just figured out how to post pictures, so here's a few, Fluffy in flower pot laying and Fionnuala keeping watch!![​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. It could be a long shot, but maybe try cleaning out the nest box and check for lice. Sometimes, chickens just do what they do and it can often make little sense to us humans [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. irish chick

    irish chick New Egg

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    Thanks for that, nest box cleaned every day and they treated for lice regularly so it's not that, as you say they'll just do their own thing [​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sounds like it. Some days, mine will use the nest boxes, other days, the bedding. I tend not to worry too much, as long as its not in very inconvenient place (outdoor sinks are not the best - I had one think that was a good idea)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That's good laying for a silkie. Banty ones in the US are not known as good layers. Usually they lay a few eggs and promptly go broody.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
     
  7. silkielife8181

    silkielife8181 New Egg

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. It could be a long shot, but maybe try cleaning out the nest box and check for lice. Sometimes, chickens just do what they do and it can often make little sense to us humans :)
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under irish chick [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice, I will just add that I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  10. irish chick

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