Sitting in the nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sammy, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed one of my 2 hens today was actually sitting down in the nest box...is this a sign of an egg in the near future or not?

    (never happened before but they have perched on it's edges)

    thanks !!!!!!
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last week I noticed a couple of my hens sitting in the nest boxes during the day. This week both of those hens started laying. Before last week only our 1 hen who was laying actually went in the nest boxes. Hopefully yours will start laying soon too, it could be a sign [​IMG]
     
  3. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh good news! Thanks alot!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Yes, its a good sign. One day before my BR started laying she was sitting in the nesting box. Shouldn't be a long wait for you now!
     
  5. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    So far all that I have found in the box was one enormous poop

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
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    Hopefully it's a sign. Mine are not quite ready to start laying.
    My cockerel gets in the nest boxes and lays there. I am hoping he is showing the pullets how it's done. [​IMG]
     
  7. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my roosters was laying in a nest tonight when I went to locke them up for the night. He's not the head rooster.. just a low guy on the totem pole. I think he gets pushed off the roost or something. So he found himself a nice soft place to sleep far away from the others. I grabbed him out and put him up on the top roost. I hope he doesn't make a habit of it. So far haven't caught any girls laying in there. Mine are 4 and a half months old.. so not quite there yet. I just hope they get the idea though! The rooster pushed the golf balls out of the way too.. LOL!
     

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