chicken is trying to out-smart me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eeiko321, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi guys

    out of 2 hens, i have one that lays...the other is 6 months old and i dont know why that one isnt

    anyhow.
    i made a nesting box for it to lay eggs...in which it did...but then i took 2 out of 4 eggs.
    (thats the first time i stole the egg from it, since i got this 1 yr + chicken)
    and since that day ..it automatically took the straw from the nesting box and moved it away in another corner.

    what happend?
    is it avoiding the egg theif?

    let me know if anyone experienced this

    it just may not be used to me taking its eggs yet
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    DO you maybe have a broody chicken? Mine lays and then she jumps right off the nest afterward.
     
  3. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i think your right

    this ones a little bit broody

    will it ever be used to me stealing its eggs?
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Put some golf balls or the fake eggs in the nest boxes. I use golf balls. Mine aren't broody but a few times I put a golf ball hidden in their nests and when I went out to collect the eggs the ball was with the eggs. I can collect my eggs from outside the coop. I don;t know how your coop is, if you have to go in it or are able to collect the eggs from outside. I don't want mine to be broody. I had one that was just laying in a nest not laying on any eggs for hours, so I kept pushing her out and now she just goes in when she's ready to lay.
     
  5. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:good advice
    thankyou!
     

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