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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by supermommy, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. supermommy

    supermommy Songster

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    your hens favorite place to lay eggs? I have just started getting 1 egg a day (second day). Im very suprised that both eggs are in the same nest box, and furthermore that it was even layed in the nest box..lol I know its the same hen because its the same color and size.

    So were do you normally find your eggs?
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    under blankets, under trees, in the high grass, in a hole and sometimes if I'm lucky in the nesting box. So pretty much my chickens favorite place is anywhere so they can watch me look for hidden eggs.
     
  3. supermommy

    supermommy Songster

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] oh geeze thats what I have to look foward too.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have yet to find an egg that wasn't laid in the nest boxes. Certain hens have favorite boxes. My girls were on lockdown in the coop during the time most of them started laying so I think that's why they have always used their boxes.
    Several months after they started laying I added an enclosed box (really a covered kitty litter box) for my half blind hen on the floor on the coop. She doesn't use it, but it's the favorite box of several of the girls.
     
  5. consdrs

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    I have 9 hens they all want to lay in the same box... but they always lay in the box, thank goodness...

    Connie
     
  6. consdrs

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    I have 9 hens they all want to lay in the same box... but they always lay in the box, thank goodness...

    Connie

    double post?! don't know how that happend... oops
     
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  7. GrannySue

    GrannySue Songster

    Mine all lay in nest boxes. 10 hens, 5 spaces but it's not uncommon to see 3 girls in 1 box! Right now I have a broody Australorp who is trying to hatch out 2 nice smooth stones I gave her. She's using a nest box which a couple of other girls like as well. For the first few days she wouldn't let anyone near her but then she got smart - now she welcomes them in and then pulls their eggs under her.
     
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    mine all lay in 3 outta our like 10 nest boxes XD sometimes theres up to 3 in one box! [​IMG]

    but our goofball silkies lay in the highest 3 boxes and brood there for AGES!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

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    I have a wall that can hold 3 nesting boxes, but Mom only put 2 in. Often my chickies will lay 1 in the nesting box and 2 in the middle of the empty space. Weird.
     
  10. trilyn

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    Quote:That's a good idea-I've been really concerned about mine using their boxes, lockdown might be the ticket! Not that they've started laying yet, but we're so close!!! [​IMG]
     

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