I have 2 Indian Runners girls 11 months old. Been laying now 4 months they lay every day. A few weeks ago one seemed to just get grumpy. Pulls her neck down ruffles feathers when disturbed quacking and complaining. Now 5 days ago she began to go hide under a building every morning when I let her out. Stays there about 3 hours. Now she has already laid her egg for the day before I let her out. Once she comes out from the hiding place in the after noon she eats and drinks fine.
I thought she might have worms so I wormed her today. I thought the loud grouchy behavior when she was moved or herded might be because her legs hurt. She moves a little stiff. No injuries on her feet or legs. A friend asked if I thought she just might be nesting. Which I hadn't considered since IR weren't supposed to be that good at it. But both of my girls came from a good setting Indian Runner mom. But since she is so young do you think this might be the situation.
Thanks in advance