Waiting, waiting....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    and waiting. Waiting for the hens to get done in the nest boxes so I can clean them out! [​IMG]
    I'm on a cleaning binge and these hens are going to have to get with that program.
    I managed to get one done before another hen came in and growled at me. I left. I'm such a wimp. :|
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Hope you can get them cleaned soon. My girls won't use the nesting boxes, they use a little shelter I have outside. I say mine are to lazy to use them.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:My first girl to lay started before they were moved to their permanent coop. She laid her first few eggs in a canvas lounge chair on the screened porch. When we moved them to the coop she wanted to go back to "her" chair to lay.
    A week locked in the coop, which I had to do with the whole flock anyhow so they'd know it was home, cured her.
    Now no matter where they are free-ranging the girls always go back to the coop to lay.
    At least I think they are all going to the coop to lay. Watch one of the girls make me eat my words by coming in one evening trailing a bunch of chicks. [​IMG]
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:My first girl to lay started before they were moved to their permanent coop. She laid her first few eggs in a canvas lounge chair on the screened porch. When we moved them to the coop she wanted to go back to "her" chair to lay.
    A week locked in the coop, which I had to do with the whole flock anyhow so they'd know it was home, cured her.
    Now no matter where they are free-ranging the girls always go back to the coop to lay.
    At least I think they are all going to the coop to lay. Watch one of the girls make me eat my words by coming in one evening trailing a bunch of chicks. [​IMG]

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  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My Turken sits there for hours before she finally unveils her production.
     

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