Dinosaur Chicken! Weird Laying Behavior - Anyone else seen this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HoopyFrood, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Songster

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maine, USA
    My Coop
    As the weather has improved she spends far less time in the nest box, though still more time than the others. If the weather is not good she still seems inclined to sit as long as her egg is under her. But if you collect it she usually snaps out of it pretty quickly.

    Definitely no signs of broodiness otherwise. Cute little velociraptor :love
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  2. Sara Ranch

    Sara Ranch Songster

    Jun 7, 2017
    My little buff velociraptor might be going broody now! She's staying in the nesting box pretty much all day and all night.

    I collected the eggs when she was on a break. She looked at me with sad eyes.

    This morning, she got off the nesting box to let another chick lay an egg and she actually screamed at me when I went to collect the egg that was on the edge of the nesting box! She wasn't even in the nesting box! Lol - so I have decided I will leave the eggs in there today and see what happens. Max 12 eggs. Let's see if my girl can do this. I'd love some baby chicks!

    And yeah, I know, buffs don't usually go broody. :)
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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    Sounds exciting! I have eggs under a broody for the first time, they're due to hatch around Monday. Tell me if any of your eggs hatch!
  4. Sara Ranch

    Sara Ranch Songster

    Jun 7, 2017
    Will do! Today is day one.

    And sadly, I noticed a BOLD squirrel venture into the common area. To do that, he had to go through two pastures that the chickens are in plus go past the coop. :(
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