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Where are the eggs? Of course, they're under the silkie!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crunchynut, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. crunchynut

    crunchynut Chirping

    Mar 23, 2011
    New England
    My flock of various breeds just recently started laying. I think I have two pullets laying right now. I also have a silkie girl who is not yet laying. I have various boxes/crates in the coop at the moment as nesting boxes (an empty plastic storage container, a cat carrier and a covered litter box). Sometimes I'll find an egg in one of the nesting boxes, sometimes behind the box, and sometimes in a random spot...BUT no matter where the egg is, the silkie pullet is sitting on it!

    I guess that makes my egg hunt easier - find the silkie, pick her up, there's the egg (s). I bought her to be my incubator for this coming spring and something tells me she's going to do a good job.

  2. bikerchic

    bikerchic Songster

    Sep 22, 2011
    Sounds like she's practicing at being a good broody!
  3. Woodcox Acre

    Woodcox Acre In the Brooder

    Sep 18, 2011
    A Mt. Valley in Utah
    Maybe there are to many choices of places to lay. Maybe if you limited it to just two or three
    it would be easier for your girls to decide where to lay and easier for you to find. Good Luck. [​IMG]
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Ha! Too funny!

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