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cranky australorp

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bellasooky, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. bellasooky

    bellasooky In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2013
    I think my australorp is about to lay she sings a new song is messing up her nesting box and pecks me when i clean up will she stay cranky or calm down after she has is used to laying

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hens seem to sometimes undergo a bit of a personality change just before they start laying. Then once they start they go back to normal. How old is your hen? What does her comb look like? If it is a nice bright red she's probably close to laying. Also if she shows a lot of interest in the nest boxes.

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