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

    Jul 19, 2014
    Austin Texas
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    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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