Who is laying the eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eddie's reservation, May 20, 2010.

  1. eddie's reservation

    eddie's reservation Hatching

    Apr 17, 2010
    I have 10 hens and a rooster. I have 24 nests but only 4 have eggs in them. One nest has 3 eggs, one has 2, one has 6 and one has 30. My chickens are Domineckers. Is the nest with 30 eggs in it coming from just one chicken, and if so how do I find out who she is??

  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    My first question would be how long have the eggs been there that you have 30 eggs in one nest? Are your hens broody?
  3. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    Moorcroft, WY
    Sounds like you haven't collected eggs for a few days, and they have a favorite nest.

    Looking at your profile, looks like you are trying to get them to go broody, but sorry, you can't make them go broody. If you want chicks, your going to have to incubate them yourself if you don't have a broody hen. Just because they lay eggs doesn't mean they will hatch them.

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