Can chickens potty train themselves?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debid, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. debid

    debid Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    SO, I have a weird EE pullet. She loves to arrange the straw in the nest boxes and arranges all 4 boxes at least once per day. OCD bird. She's been doing this for weeks and only just started laying a few days ago.

    Today, I saw her arranging and then she stopped suddenly and hopped down. She ran outside, took a big poop, and then went back to work finishing her straw arranging. It looked very intentional. Now, I know broody hens avoid pooping in their nest so I might expect her to poop outside of the boxes when she's tending them like that but no, she left the coop to go! She's always been a bit odd so nothing ought to surprise me about crazy Gertie but geez.

  2. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Songster

    That is is also funny....very clean bird.........[​IMG]
  3. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

    Mama2B&D&...Chickens Songster

    Feb 22, 2010
    Plant City, FL.
    IDK but i LOVE EE's [​IMG] Funny birds, Gretchen (mine) is one of my favorites [​IMG] there a hoot!

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