After hearing about low egg production when it gets cold

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DaveTaunton, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't really think anything of it when we started getting 2-3 eggs from 5 hens when usually we got 5-6.

    I just went out in the garden because after looking out the window I could only see 4 hens. After hearing low purring and clucking I looked in a bush to find one of my girls surrounded by about 15+ eggs.

    Its gonna be one hell of an omelette that's for sure..
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  2. joelharris

    joelharris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your hen is very probably broody, where she is trying to hatch chicks whether or not you have a cockerel in your flock, when you went near the hen did it puff up its feathers and make a deep clucking or purring noise?
     
  3. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was just a low purring, she was up and about with the rest of them after about half an hour though
     

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