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What is the meaning behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ryzor, May 28, 2016.

  1. Ryzor

    Ryzor Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2016
    south africa limpopo
    My Dominique Hen started laying 4 days ago. When I arrived at home I found an egg on open ground outside my coop. Only to find out that my Dominique started laying. She go to nesting box few minutes, and in a blink of an eye she go out and lay on ground 3 metres from the coop. Any idea of this behavior?
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    For whatever reason, it seems that new layers take a while to get the hang of using nest boxes. I'd suggest keeping her in the coop until she has laid - do this for 2-3 days and i would think that she will continue to lay in the coop.

  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    It can take them up to a month to 'get it'.

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