Where is her nest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissyMoo, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to ask if there was any specific way to find a chicken's nest hidden in your yard?
    I have 4 chickens 1 2 month old 1 6 month old 1 that is 9 months and finaly 1 that is about 10 months.
    The 9 month old started laying about a week ago and I am not sure if the 10 month old is laying!
    When ever I go twards a certain area of the yard she freaks out and stars pecking at me. Is it possible that she hasent started laying even though she is 10 months?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    you have to watch her closely. I dont want to say if she is broody or not but the pecking because your going into an area may be a sign that she is?
     
  3. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    the simplest way is to watch her when she goes to lay an egg. mine usually lay in the mornings sometime.
     
  4. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    do you know if there is any way to get her to lay in a specific place?
     
  5. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    mine are let out of their coops about 9 am and they wont go to the side of the yard if any one is there they normally lay while i am at school
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Best tip I can offer is to put a fake wooden egg or golfball in her nesting box
     
  7. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks i havent thought of that before that is realy smart!
     
  8. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    what kind of chickens are they? most of mine were laying at 6 months...

    there is probably a nest somewhere around if she gets super agitated at you.

    just look for it. mine like to lay in the azalea bushes and its hard to see eggs in there. they also like to lay up against a tree, at the corner of the porch, any tight space they squeeze into or behind, etc.
     
  9. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Keep her penned up for a few days in the coop with a nest box with a fake egg or golf ball in there. Keep her up until she's laid for the day - then you can let her out.

    After she lays a few days IN the right place, then you can start letting her out with the others and hopefully she'll remember the right place to put her eggs for ya!
     
  10. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a barred rock chicken and i can't find her nest.
     

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