A hen is acting weird, is she about to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cheetah1, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Cheetah1

    Cheetah1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Rhode Island Red hen and she is upset. Do they get upset right before they lay and if so how long for?
     
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    It would be better if you could give some further information..

    How old is the hen?

    Has she ever laid eggs before?

    Is she in a nesting box in the coop?

    Is she making clucking noises?
     
  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Need more info. Please answer Suzie's questions so we can help you out. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cheetah1

    Cheetah1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so she is 5 months and is upstairs in the coop by herself. She is honking I believe. She is making a weird sound definatliy. She gets scared when I open the door. She acts all right sometimes. And her bum is clear. So she is not sick
     
  5. Cheetah1

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    Oh and she has never laid, none off my chickens have laid yet
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Might be close to laying. I wouldn't be worried yet.
     
  7. Cheetah1

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    Thank you
     

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