?? Would a chicken lay an egg, out, and still go to the coop at nite?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kkm, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. kkm

    kkm Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens free range durring the day and return to the tractor/coop at nite. They have become attached to a stand of bushes. One has been seen less and less during the day and has taken longer to come in than the others. Last nite I had to go out with a flashlight and get her! I didn't think about it till today, but could she have a nest under there? [​IMG]
     
  2. justhatchin

    justhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep could have. Mine lay in the goat hay sometimes. I just have to watch egg production. When they do this I keep them in a few days, add more hay to the nest boxes.
     
  3. hot wing stables

    hot wing stables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you go to grab her does she puff up and squak at you?
     
  4. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very likely. Try keeping them in the coop until later in the day for a while and see if production increases. That's how you'll know even if you never find a well hidden nest. I don't let anyone out to free range untill 2pm (they can still get to an outside run).
     
  5. kkm

    kkm Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out and looked, but no eggs. [​IMG] It is all trampled down back there though so they spend a lot of time in there. They are right at 16 weeks old, could they be getting broody? These are my first chickens, so I haven't seen all the behaviors yet. [​IMG]
     

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