What is the meaning behavior?

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

  1. Ryzor

    Ryzor Out Of The Brooder

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    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. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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.

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It can take them up to a month to 'get it'.
     

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