chicken lays on others eggs all the time

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jennyhaschicks, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    I have a WL who was hatched in April who has been laying for almost 3 months. She likes to lay on her own eggs for a bit, but lately it's become an obsession for her. I have BRs who are also laying. She will lay on every egg that they lay. If I take one in the house she will get on the next egg they lay. She will go from nest box to nest box.
    What does this mean? Does it mean she will be prone to going broody in the spring? I am fairly new to chickens so I have no idea what is going on. I just thought it was odd because she is the only hen who does this.
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    sounds like she is not going to wait for spring.. is she still laying eggs?? If not, she is probably broody or not far from it..
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:I should have said that in the spring is when I am hoping she would. [​IMG] I understand what I want and what I get may be different. [​IMG]
    I went out to check them and she was still on the BRs egg. And her own egg. She didn't even get up to get on her roost for bed when all the other chickens did. Poor thing.
     
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Yep, unless you want babies right now you'll need to keep kicking her off those eggs. Sounds like she's broody all right.
     
  5. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Yah, I brought the eggs in the house before dark. She didn't make a peep, but sure did scowl at me.
     

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