Backyard Chickens - Almost Ready to Start Laying!!!. Backyard Chickens Laying
I got all excited so I just had to make a video update. The video basically says the rest. But in summary, there is no sense in trying different tricks of gimmicks to make the birds lay, just let nature take it's course.
Logically to me, one would not feel the need to encourage laying, until they feel the birds are already at or past the expected lay date. So then you get a false positive (for all the people that swear it works). Say my birds are 24 weeks old and should be laying any day now. So I'm impatient, and place an egg in the box. The next day a bird lays an egg. Now I would think my trick worked, when really she would have probably laid that egg anyway.
It really was entertaining to see how the birds inspected that egg, rolled it around and played with it.
Checking back Monday afternoon, now I'm confused. The nest that was built has been ruffed up again and reduced back to just loose hay. The egg was rolled next door into the adjacent nest box. I don't know what these crazy birds are doing, but it's driving me crazy!
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