Where do your Sebrights lay their eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ClareScifi, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found them in jacket sleeves and tucked in blanket folds. My SL Sebright hen hollowed a nest out underneath the nesting boxes. She crawls in under there and lays her eggs in privacy.

    Late yesterday afternoon she laid an egg (Must have been about 7 p.m.) and stayed in her nesting hole under the nesting box all night. Really scared me. I thought she was sick.

    But this morning she was out and about with the others, frisky and frolicky and escaped the coop as I was leaving.

    They are a very interesting breed, Sebrights.

    I've read that they are not good layers, but my little girl lays perfect eggs nearly every day! Anyone else have this experience with Silver-Laced Sebrights? My girl is 25 weeks and one day old.

    I worry about Marek's disease. Ever have a Sebright come down with that, and if so, how old were they at the time?
     

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