Did your chicken act weird before she laid her first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new chick 203, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BLRW, Honoria is acting odd, and I really hope it's her first egg coming on. She's 36 weeks old. She is the alpha hen and always the first to any food, treats anything that looks interesting at all - she is first in line. Today she was more interested in hanging out under the coop in an area she bowled out like a nest. She looks perfectly healthy, but I lost one of my girls a few weeks ago, so I am very sensitive to odd behavior. Thanks.
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be getting ready to lay [​IMG]
     
  3. TheWaddler

    TheWaddler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, 36 weeks with no egg. Hope you get one soon!!
     
  4. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, 36 weeks with no egg. Hope you get one soon!!

    I have a bantam Cochin that's 40 weeks with no egg yet. Am I doing something wrong?!
     
  5. todtrac

    todtrac Out Of The Brooder

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    My first egg from our silkie, she sang, squocked, clucked, and paraded around the night before like she was a queen... didn't know that we would get our first egg the next morning... strange... I was wondering want was going on until morning then I knew.. Good Luck!
     
  6. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't been around to observe all of my chickens before their first lay, but with one in particular, I noticed some very odd behavior. She was sort of pacing back and forth around the back yard and kept going and sitting in the nest box, then coming out and pacing, then going back in. She was also being a lot noisier than usual. Right after she laid her first egg she was back to normal.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine have always been very vocal the day they lay, and they pace back and forth to the coop.
     
  8. elmcc

    elmcc Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like a woman in labor.
     

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