They fooled me . . .

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by allisojo, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2008
    Nuevo Mexico
    Well, I wondered why my 22-week-old RIRs weren't laying, especially because they've been squatting for nearly two weeks now and singing to me for a few days longer than that. Anyway, today I found over a dozen eggs cached away in a "secret" nest that included the first small eggs from these three girls. I was suspicious when I heard two of them singing like choir boys together near an unchartered spot in the yard. I'm thrilled. I've got 5 of 12 pullets laying now, with 2 more expected to begin in the next few weeks and five more again in a few months. I gave my sister and brother each a dozen eggs today. What fun!
  2. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    I have 4 RIR pullets that started laying in December and are they ever LOUD! They sure do like to sing. But they are great layers and I get four beautiful brown eggs almost every day. Good luck with yours! Genie
  3. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    My chickens made their own little nests. Feathers made one behind the chicken hutch, Eggie's WAS underneath a grape vine but then she started to lay in Feathers' nest too and they dug up her old nest. Strange.

    Mine don't "sing" much, they do sometimes though. mostly when they want to lay they make this "berrrr-berrrrrr-ber-ber-ber-ber-ber-BERRRRR" purring kind of thing.
  4. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2008
    Quote:I wish yours would have a talk with MINE! I've got a Buff O who is a screamer! She did lay a giant egg today but criminy; I have neighbors up by that edge of the property. Good thing they lay during daylight...

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