The laying has begun..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Aisha3789, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Aisha3789

    Aisha3789 Chirping

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    My new hen has been home for just 2 days and she laid her first beautiful perfect egg this morning. Now I'm wondering should I hold this egg or leave it with her on the box because I want her to raise chicks? She showed no signs of wanting to sit on this egg. Is there anything I can do to induce her brood behavior?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    No real way to entice, except maybe leave a pile of fake eggs(not real ones).
    Broody is a hormonal thing, if it's gonna happen - it'll happen, whether there's eggs in the nest or not.
    I assume you have a cock/erel that has mated her?
     
  3. Aisha3789

    Aisha3789 Chirping

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    Yes I have one and he doesn't leave her alone so I'm hoping for some fertile eggs.
     

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