What weird places do your ladies lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RoosterDon, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. RoosterDon

    RoosterDon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left a feed bucket on top of a row of nesting boxes and one day I saw an egg in it. I added hay and I had an egg each day. Then one day there were three, then the next day seven eggs. So funny how this happens. And I have another row of nesting boxes, four in a row and the ladies will only lay in the two left ones. They really prefer only the left one. I guess thought that if one is laying and another is really ready to lay, she will go into the next one. But they seem to find and have a follow spot and follow what the others do.

    How about you?

    Oh, so I decided to put three more of my feed buckets up there with hay in them. I mean, what they heck, if they like the feel of the feed buckets I will give them other options.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She wasn't actually laying there, she was wanting to brood eggs.

    When my birds free ranged they'd lay all over the place. The hay barn was a favorite place, as well as the pile of stumps/logs waiting to be cut and split down for firewood.
     

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