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Egg Laying Video

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I got a video yesterday of Pearl laying her egg. I continued videoing to catch the "trance" after laying and then some interesting nesting behavior.

https://youtu.be/qErAnCgeHeo
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:goodpost:

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I agree, :goodpost:

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Huh...was there only one egg in nest when she when in to lay....I didn't see her egg drop??

She had some significant contractions.

The grabbing things and putting them into the nest is a camouflage thing.....

.....looks like she' on to get it done then on her way!

Some birds do it before they lay, putting bedding on their backs.

Why is that fencing in front of nests...to keep a dog from stealing eggs?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 18
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Huh...was there only one egg in nest when she when in to lay....I didn't see her egg drop??
She had some significant contractions.
The grabbing things and putting them into the nest is a camouflage thing.....
.....looks like she' on to get it done then on her way!
Some birds do it before they lay, putting bedding on their backs.
Why is that fencing in front of nests...to keep a dog from stealing eggs?

Yes, just 1 fake egg before Pearl went in to lay hers.

The fencing is there to try to keep chickens from roosting on the top nests and to keep the non- layers (old nosy birds) from scratching all of my straw out of the nests! We built poop board roosts on each side of the coop and still need to build one over the nesting boxes.
post #6 of 18

Great video .. thanks for sharing GingersHuman

 

It was interesting for me to watch.  I have never seen a chicken standing while laying an egg.  The only time my gals stand in the nest box is getting in and getting out.  Laying is done pancaked in the box.  Not that they trance as such but some of them will linger on the egg for a while.

 

That might be because I have bantams who spend more time broody than they do laying ;)

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #7 of 18

cool! my hens like to put the craziest things in the nesting boxes! lol

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I'm getting more chickens!!!

I miss my Smokey girl!  

I'm an animal lover!

 

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post #8 of 18

That other chicken at the end is very concerned.:goodpost::lau

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Five Red Junglefowl,Ten Easter Eggers,Two African Geese,Three Fawn and White Runners and Four Rouen's.
 
 
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post #9 of 18
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Great video .. thanks for sharing GingersHuman

It was interesting for me to watch.  I have never seen a chicken standing while laying an egg.  The only time my gals stand in the nest box is getting in and getting out.  Laying is done pancaked in the box.  Not that they trance as such but some of them will linger on the egg for a while.

That might be because I have bantams who spend more time broody than they do laying wink.png

I've got a bantam like that too 😂
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It was interesting for me to watch.  I have never seen a chicken standing while laying an egg.  The only time my gals stand in the nest box is getting in and getting out.  Laying is done pancaked in the box.  Not that they trance as such but some of them will linger on the egg for a while.

 

 

Really?!?! Every bird I've ever seen laying, and I've seen quite a few, stood up at least halfway when that egg was ready to come out and drop.

They nestle down before and often afterwards, but not at the actual emergence.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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