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The game camera is a great idea. I used to raise BOs and from my experience they were not the best layers.

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post #12 of 15
My lead red star we got at 7mo old and she has laid every day since for about three months. She always is in the yard ranging. Today she hasn't left the nest box at all and hasn't laid. Is something wrong?
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My lead red star we got at 7mo old and she has laid every day since for about three months. She always is in the yard ranging. Today she hasn't left the nest box at all and hasn't laid. Is something wrong?


I see you are a fairly new BYC member :welcome

 

It is hard to say why she is sitting in a nest box. Is she sick? Have you checked her over to see if anything appears to be unusual besides her sitting in a nest box? I have had birds that were like that and check them over to see if there is any thing apparent. I take them out of the nest box.  If they seem a bit off I usually make sure she is eating OK and at times will make up a mash with a few drops of Poly-Vi-Sol (without Iron).  If there doesn't seem to be anything and she continues to sit, she may just be wanting to go broody. It really isn't the right time of the year but I have had some try. I just keep taking them out of the nest box and after a few days they usually get the idea. Good luck...

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She sat there for a few more hours then she started shrieking so loud. She kept it up for 5 min very loudly. I looked out the window and she was out of the box still shrieking in between bites of grass. Then she just stopped. She ended up laying a tiny egg. Today no egg at all but she's acting normal.
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She sat there for a few more hours then she started shrieking so loud. She kept it up for 5 min very loudly. I looked out the window and she was out of the box still shrieking in between bites of grass. Then she just stopped. She ended up laying a tiny egg. Today no egg at all but she's acting normal.


Often times they like to announce when they have layed an egg. Sometimes other will too when one of the other girls has layed and I call them the cheerleaders.

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