Chicken pacing back and forth.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BittyBanty, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. BittyBanty

    BittyBanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 12, 2010
    Albuquerque
    Ok, I have had my little trio for near two weeks now and I -THOUGHT- they would have settled in nicely by now, but noooo. That's too easy. [​IMG]:

    The littlest hen paces continually back and forth looking for a way out of the pen. She cries and squawks. It's heart wrenching.[​IMG]: I know she wants to run back across the street to where she came from. Why won't she would listen to reason (joke!) and settle down. The roo and other hen are so settled in I am expecting them to start asking me to fix them a plate at suppertime.

    Any suggestions on what I can do for her other than let her run off to the neighbors would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Maybe she wants to lay an egg? So far 2 of my pullets started laying a few weeks ago, and both of them went through an agonizing (For me) week of pacing, squaking, complaining, and not eating until they finally laid their first egg. They calmed down quite a bit since the first egg.
     

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