Where do your hens lay their eggs? ***Pics Please***

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlickin8, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found my Australorp "Molly" nesting in a potted palm on my patio. I thought it was funny! I have beautiful nesting boxes in the coop for them. I guess she decided the palm was better...ha ha! [​IMG]


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  2. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] she is sweet! mine use the nesting box's occasionally a new hen will miss and lay on the floor.
     
  3. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have a rectange of 6 boxes..Are yor boxes big enough??
     
  4. mrsbos

    mrsbos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before my pullet, Chickie, got the nesting box thing figured out, she laid a couple of eggs under the enclosure netting on top of our trampoline. We were definitely surprised to find eggs there! Thankfully, no one uses the trampoline in the winter (hence the netting being down), and after a golf ball was placed in the nest box, she caught on fast and started laying in the right spot.

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  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Love this thread!! [​IMG]
     
  6. ozarkmomma

    ozarkmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a pic, but DH found an egg in an unused dog house last night. Not sure who laid it but I'm pretty sure she just didn't want to "hike" all the way back down the hill to the coop. They free range in our huge back yard all day and the dog house is up under the back deck. [​IMG]
     
  7. alleyjazz

    alleyjazz Out Of The Brooder

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    Eight perfectly good nest boxes and they lay underneath. Go figure!

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  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I have found them near the mailbox (yikes!) and in a sort of sheltered spot under a rabbit cage by the shop, but mostly they lay in the coop. Not necessarily the nest boxes, now, just the coop. Right now there's a lot of hay on the floor, and they love to wallow out a spot along the wall and lay there. In a week or two the hay will be in the compost and the floor back to dirt with pine shavings. Maybe they'll go back to the nest boxes then.

    I even have a few different types or styles of nest boxes because they have individual preferences.

    Silly chickens.
     
  9. alleyjazz

    alleyjazz Out Of The Brooder

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    My little mystery breed bantam layed her first little egg today and guess where it was? Underneath the nest boxes where my RIR is in the picture above!!
     
  10. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen lay on top of their bucket feeder. I wish I could have seen that one in action.
     

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