Uh Oh- got a little egg, and we're not ready!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilBizzy, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Our 4 older girls are 6 month old RSL's who started laying at 17-19 weeks old. They have their own big girl coop.
    We have 6 little girls(RIR mix), and try as we might, their house isn't ready yet, and they have been housed in the shed. We put boards over the top of their little brooder box for them to roost on. The brooder box is fulla poop, of course.
    I have been pestering (nagging)Bird Hearder to get the coop done. I have been reminding him how old the little ones are, etc etc. This past weekend, I told him that the little ones are now 18 weeks old, and 2 of them look like they will be laying any day now. Coop didn't get done because it rained all weekend.
    So today, he sees one of the little ones in the shed by herself, and goes to investigate, and what does he find? Yup, a little tiny egg. In the brooder box-o-poop. UGH!!!
    I am happy she at least went into the shed to lay. I'm thinking we might have to go on an egg hunt. The chickens free range through my yard, and 4 neighbors yards. No way I'll be able to find a stash.
    I might just be the first person who is hoping the chickens will NOT lay any more eggs yet.
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    LOL well, a hen's gotta lay when a hen's gotta lay! [​IMG]
    Just try and build that coop FAST! [​IMG] Before the others start laying!
    Congrats on the new and first egg! [​IMG]
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Just put something in the shed for her to use in the meantime. A 5 gal. bucket, a kitty litter box, anything you can fill with some hay or dried grass clippings.
    I feel for ya. Our coop took so long to build, one girl got tired of waiting on us and layed her first eggs in a canvas lawn chair on the porch.
  4. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Songster

    Apr 10, 2008
    Salisbury, Md.
    Yes Dear [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. chilisweet

    chilisweet Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
  6. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Methinks Bird Hearder should go on an egg hunt today to see if the other little ones have been laying. He can check under the neighbors motorhome.
    and then.. GET THAT COOP DONE!!
  7. MaryT

    MaryT Songster

    May 5, 2008
    Quote:Now that is a new one I think I might try it publicly announce something needs doing .......... might get done..........LOL............LOL
  8. [​IMG] I need to get my DH signed up so I can post hints to him too!! [​IMG]

    Side note: Biggest little rooster must be so proud of his little girls!! [​IMG]
  9. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    hee hee- it must be working. When I left for work he was outside.
    The biggest little rooster was yelling at him to let the Ladies out , and our newest layer was checking out the new house. I think she was nagging BH to get it done also. [​IMG]
  10. karanleaf

    karanleaf Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    [​IMG] Just brezzing through a few threads and saw this. [​IMG] Thats Great Wonderful that Bird Herder is right on line to get his Honey do list [​IMG]

    I agree give those girls a box or some thing with straw to lay in during the construction time. [​IMG]

    Nice job Lilbizzy

    [​IMG] Karanleaf

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